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Dr. Seuss meets Eagles' football
Mattie Lively celebrates Read Across America Day
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Georgia Southern quarterbacks Russell DeMasi, far left, and Jaybo Shaw greet Mattie Lively Elementary School students with Cat in the Hat headwear at the conclusion of a Score with Reading assembly to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday Wednesday.
As daunting and formidable as they appeared, in the end, the major obstacles students face when reading - represented by teachers clad in football jerseys and holding signs that read "Doesn't Make Sense," "Hard Words" and "Too Long" - stood no match for a group of Georgia Southern Eagles on a mission. After lining up face-to-face on a make-shift gridiron, Eagle football players tackled the obstacles, or teachers, standing before them - showing students that they too could succeed - and scored a win for reading, as youngsters looked on in the Mattie Lively Elementary School Gym Wednesday. The kooky program was part of the school's birthday celebration of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, and provided the culmination of a day's worth of activities to promote reading.
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