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There was lots of excitement running through Frazee-Vergas Elementary School during Read Across America Week. Staff and students kicked off the week with an energizing pep-fest, including some amazing high schoolers that came down to help out. There was singing, karaoke, rapping, dancing, reading, clapping and cheering. Some students took home t-shirts and every student received a fancy bookmark. On Tuesday, students enjoyed reading by “campfires” on their camping chairs and in tents and teepees. There were also many high schooler readers throughout the week. On Thursday the Lion’s Club donated apples for the school. Students buddied up with another class and enjoyed eating an apple and reading a book. It was an awesome week with many fun, uplifting experiences.