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The Louisiana Association of Educators' Read Across Louisiana event
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Student-Athletes Partake in 'Read Across Louisiana'
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Published: February 27, 2012, 04:49 PM (CT)
by Caroline Downer, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE - Seventeen LSU student-athletes from four different sports gave up their Saturday to serve the children in the Baton Rouge community at the Louisiana Association of Educators' Read Across Louisiana event, hosted at the Mall of Louisiana.

Dr. Seuss was the theme of the event, as all the student-athletes read his stories to all the visiting children, who were given Dr. Seuss hats. Some volunteers of the event wore costumes, like Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, and men's tennis player John Michaelis sported a Grinch costume.

Volleyball's Helen Boyle enjoyed participating in the event and meeting the children.

"I loved seeing how enthusiastic the children were to hear us read," Boyle said. "It was also fun to see some of the tennis players dressed up like Dr. Suess characters. When everyone works together to make the kids have a good time, it turns out to be a great experience and very rewarding."

Below is a complete list of all student-athletes who participated in the Read Across Louisiana event:

Volleyball
Helen Boyle
Sam Delahoussaye
Desiree Elliott
Madie Jones
Marissa Maas
Madi Mahaffey
Malorie Pardo
Haley Smith
Brittany Steele

Men's Tennis
Joe Hill
John Michaelis
Will Suk
Will Topham
Matt Zachary

Women's Golf
Austin Ernst
Tessa Teachman

Swimming & Diving
Kaelee Mader

 

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