Salem High students from left to right: Rachel Torian, Natalie Valentine, Keeley Loyd and Garrison Conner.

Legendary cartoonist and book publisher Dr. Seuss loved to write. So much so that he authored over 60 children’s books over his career, including “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “The Butter Battle Book.” Read Across America Day, an annual occurrence that began in 1997, takes place on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Each of Salem’s six public city schools participated in last Friday’s event, along with thousands of other schools throughout Virginia. Members of Salem High School’s National Honor Society came to East Salem, GW Carver, West Salem and South Salem Elementary School to read books to students.

Salem High junior Azyah Burnette says she always enjoys reading to grade school students. “They ask a lot of questions, and you can just see the enthusiasm on…

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