Schools in Jasper County took part in Read Across American DayMonday.
Jasper County Superintendent Vashti Washington was one of the manyreaders at Ridgeland Elementary School.
Washington said Read Across America is an important day becausestudents need to be encouraged to read and love books.
"Reading is the core of everything that we do," said Washington. "I'mso proud of Ridgeland Elementary, and all of our schools across the countrythat are celebrating across America, Dr. Seuss' birthday."
Read Across America is aninitiative on reading by the National Education Association.
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