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Read Across America
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Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson reads a Dr. Seuss book to Medeiros students. - photo by JONATHAN MCCORKELL / The Journal

Turlock Unified School District campuses celebrated The California Teacher Association’s Read Across America Week with numerous literature-centered activities.

One of the highlights of the week was a visit by Modesto Nuts mascot Al the Almond to Cunningham Elementary School. Al the Almond was there to promote the 2012 Modesto Nuts Reading Program, which gives elementary school students the opportunity to earn incentives by reaching reading goals throughout the school year. Students and classrooms can earn free tickets to a Nuts game later this season.

Medeiros Elementary welcomed new Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Lt. Jeff Lopes, who read numerous Dr. Seuss books to students.

At Crowell Elementary, California State University, Stanislaus Drama Department students Cameron Jackson, Mia Carrick and Cullen Vance performed a rousing rendition of Dr. Seuss’ famous book “The Cat in the Hat” for the entire school.

Read Across America began 15 years ago with the National Education Association and has grown into a national, state and community celebration for the power of reading.