Four members of the Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University attended the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day at the New York Public Library in Manhattan on March 1.
Victoria Formica, Erica Romano, Marie Schussler and Caroline Tufts were selected to be among 10 student volunteers to participate because of their affiliation with the Connecticut Education Association’s Student Program.
The students helped run the event, and Formica, president of QTFO, and Schussler, vice president, dressed up as Seuss characters ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ to entertain the students. Celebrities Uma Thurman and Jake T. Austin also read Seuss books to the more than 250 public school students who attended the event.
Read Across America Day is held annually to honor Seuss’ birthday, and is celebrated nationwide to emphasize the importance of developing a love for learning at an early age. According to the NEA, the event had more than 45 million participants.