Athletes Inspire Young Learners

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Third-grade students throughout the district gathered at Bethpage High School to participate in a pep rally intended to bolster their interest in reading and reiterate its importance in their future academic careers. A tradition for more than a decade, the program included interactive dialogue from many district administrators regarding their favorite books and discussion on why reading is so important on the road to achieving. The various team captains shared their favorite books with the young students, and offered helpful advice. The third-graders were then divided into teams, with senior athletes providing guidance through basketball challenges. Throughout the rest of the year, the captains will visit the third-grade students in their classrooms to help inspire them both athletically and academically.