By Ronetta Snyder
Media Center Coordinator, Northwest Middle School
MARCH 2, 2017 – Northwest Middle School celebrated Read Across America Day by wearing their Foxiest Socks, reading to kindergarteners, and listening to a Holocaust survivor speak.
The day began with faculty members and students wearing crazy, fun socks for Foxiest Socks Day at Northwest. This was in honor of Dr. Seuss’s book Fox in Socks.
Then, 13 students, the principal – Freda Smith – and the media center coordinator – Ronetta Snyder – traveled to Old Town Elementary School to read picture books to kindergarteners. The 13 students, among them the student body president, represented clubs such as Battle of the Books, Falcon Book Club, yearbook, and Junior National Honor Society.
The 13 students were:
Makayla Beard, Ashley Terry (sixth-graders)
Allen Anthony Junior, Quiana Anthony (seventh-graders)
Celeste Colato, Rebeca Coreas, Kayla Ellis, Ashley Long, Bronte Micek, Giselle Milian, Nora Mills, Kevin Parades, Amaria York (eighth-graders)
The day ended with the seventh-grade Aggies team listening to Mr. Hank Brodt, a current resident of High Point, describe his experiences during the Holocaust. Mr. Brodt, a 92-year old Holocaust survivor from Poland, told the students about his 5 years in five different concentration camps. He then narrated his life after World War II and spent 15 minutes answering questions.