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Parkwood Observes Read Across America Day

Many high school students fondly remember celebrating Read Across America Day in elementary school by reading lots of Dr. Seuss books, wearing Cat in the Hat headwear and even eating green eggs and ham! On March 2nd, schools and libraries across the nation hold reading events to celebrate Read Across America Day, the birthday of beloved author and illustrator Dr. Seuss. Although no one was dressed like the Cat in the Hat on March 2nd at Parkwood High School, there were events planned to promote reading.

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Shalom: Bringing Israel to the Charlotte Area photo

Shalom: Bringing Israel to the Charlotte Area

It’s rare when high school students get the opportunity to hear firsthand what it is like to live in Israel. Unfortunately, most high school students’ familiarity with Israel stems from the occasional news piece about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. However, when Adi Rodavsky, a shlicha (Israeli representative) at the Jewish Federation based in Charlotte, came to speak to AJFROTC and English students at Parkwood High School last semester, she quickly changed that perspective. The way Rodavsky so eloquently described it, Israel was no longer a Middle Eastern country struggling to cope with serious threats on its borders, but a beautiful country with a rich history.

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