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Alice Lloyd College cheerleaders have always loved to work with elementary school kids, and they recently paid a visit to McDowell Elementary School with Coach Kristi Crum, to participate in the national Dr. Seuss Reading Day that took place on March 1.{nl}Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to everyone as Dr. Seuss, has written some of the most popular children’s books of all time. He is beloved for writing and illustrating over 40 wonderful stories including “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It is fitting that an event involving children and reading would honor his name.{nl}On this day, the ladies went to classrooms to read these and other books to a group of eager youngsters. Their goal was to not only show the children the importance of reading, but also to demonstrate how much fun that reading can be. {nl}When asked about her impressions of the event, freshman cheerleader Rachel Lindon commented, “I am an education major with plans to teach on this younger grade level after graduation. At first I was nervous to be in front of a class of children and was not sure how they would respond to me since I was a visitor. However, they quickly made me feel welcome, and I immediately relaxed.” She further added, “I loved to see how they got so excited about the stories. Their reactions to each page I read were priceless, and they really got into the books! I now feel that I am pursuing the right career profession for me.”{nl}Sophomore cheerleader Heather Hannah exclaimed, “I really enjoyed seeing the looks on the kid’s faces and how excited they were to have the opportunity to interact with the story. I really feel the experience will inspire them to read more in the future. As for me, it was so rewarding to know that I was able to make a difference, and hopefully, I had a positive influence on the children!”