Penn State Nittany Lion, Dallas Township Police Officer Taylor Dunn visit Dallas Elementary School students March 4


By Eileen Godin - [email protected]



The Penn State Nittany Lion gives first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School a high-five for ready during a visit for Read Across America week.


Elijah Pachacki, 5, looks at the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot as it shows students some dance moves March 4 at Dallas Elementary School.


Mike Gentile, of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lions Ambassadors Club, introduces the Nittany Lion to first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School on March 4. The Nittany Lion was a visitor in conjunction with Read Across America week.


Dallas Elementary School first-grade student, Cadance Hudgins, 7, gestures in response to a question asked by guest reader Dallas Township Police Officer Taylor Dunn March 4 during a Read Across America event.


Dallas Police Officer Taylor Dunn reads a story about baseball legend Babe Ruth to 42 first-grade students at Dallas Elementary March 4.


Dancing to the Penn State Fight Song gave the Nittany Lion a chance to show off some moves with Dallas Elementary School first-grade students.


By Eileen Godin

[email protected]

The Penn State Nittany Lion gives first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School a high-five for ready during a visit for Read Across America week.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica1.jpgThe Penn State Nittany Lion gives first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School a high-five for ready during a visit for Read Across America week.

Elijah Pachacki, 5, looks at the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot as it shows students some dance moves March 4 at Dallas Elementary School.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica2.jpgElijah Pachacki, 5, looks at the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot as it shows students some dance moves March 4 at Dallas Elementary School.

Mike Gentile, of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lions Ambassadors Club, introduces the Nittany Lion to first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School on March 4. The Nittany Lion was a visitor in conjunction with Read Across America week.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica3.jpgMike Gentile, of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lions Ambassadors Club, introduces the Nittany Lion to first-grade students at Dallas Elementary School on March 4. The Nittany Lion was a visitor in conjunction with Read Across America week.

Dallas Elementary School first-grade student, Cadance Hudgins, 7, gestures in response to a question asked by guest reader Dallas Township Police Officer Taylor Dunn March 4 during a Read Across America event.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica4.jpgDallas Elementary School first-grade student, Cadance Hudgins, 7, gestures in response to a question asked by guest reader Dallas Township Police Officer Taylor Dunn March 4 during a Read Across America event.

Dallas Police Officer Taylor Dunn reads a story about baseball legend Babe Ruth to 42 first-grade students at Dallas Elementary March 4.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica5.jpgDallas Police Officer Taylor Dunn reads a story about baseball legend Babe Ruth to 42 first-grade students at Dallas Elementary March 4.

Dancing to the Penn State Fight Song gave the Nittany Lion a chance to show off some moves with Dallas Elementary School first-grade students.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TDP031316DallasReadAmerica6.jpgDancing to the Penn State Fight Song gave the Nittany Lion a chance to show off some moves with Dallas Elementary School first-grade students.

DALLAS TWP. — A roar for reading by the Penn State Nittany Lion wrapped up national Read Across America week at Dallas Elementary School March 4.

The Nittany Lion and Dallas Township Police Officer Taylor Dunn teamed up to share a story about baseball legend Babe Ruth with two first-grade classes at Dallas Elementary School.

“The Nittany Lion acted out some of the story,” said Bridget Kapmeyer, a first-grade teacher at Dallas Elementary School. “The Nittany Lion danced with students to the Penn State Fight Song.”

Read Across America is a national initiative held the first week of March to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. The program is designed to foster a love of reading in children.

Dallas School District noted the occasion by hosting a variety of guest readers consisting of local celebrities, community heroes and school officials.

Dallas Elementary school first-grade teachers Heather Pitcavage and Kapmeyer will continue hosting guest readers for the rest of the month.

There are “more exciting readers scheduled in the next few weeks such as two sets of local authors coming to share their stories, as well as a couple of Dallas High School sports teams including wrestling, football and swim teams,” Kapmeyer said in an email.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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