Dr. Seuss week will start next week and Carter is planning on joining in on the festivities.

Dr. Seuss week, also known as National Read Across America Day, is an event that is meant to celebrate reading and encourage students to do so all across the country.

The celebration was chosen to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd due to his contribution to children’s literature.
Carter will be celebrating the occasion by having various activities through out the week and in the library. Monday will be “Thing One & Thing Two Day” wherein students are encouraged to wear red or blue, Tuesday will be “Fox in Socks Day” in which students are to wear crazy socks, Wednesday will be “The Lorax Day” whereby students may wear a silly mustache, Thursday will be “Green Eggs and Ham Day” where students are encouraged to wear green and eat food that they are not fond of, and finally Friday will be “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss” and students are able to wear a hat reminiscent of the one the Cat in the Hat wears. According to Carter librarian, Elizabeth Cavazos, the library will be offering green screen photos in the library the entire week.

According to Claudia Gomez-Perez, Carter’s principal, the school is hoping to get the students to participate in the event, by hoping that the various flyers around the school will catch the attention of the students, as well as both Cavazos and the teachers getting the word out. Gomez-Perez also said that the primary reason that Carter will be celebrating the event is in order to get more students to read.

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Matthew Garza is a student at Jimmy Carter Early College High School as well as a member of the National Honor Society at the school. Matthew was born on June 27th, 2003 in McAllen, Texas and was raised and currently lives in La Joya, Texas. Matthew was originally enrolled at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School. Matthew took an interest in history and in the fourth grade was admitted in the National Elementary Honor Society and later the National Junior Honor Society in the sixth grade. After the school closed down due to lack of funding, Matthew was then enrolled at Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School for eighth grade. After this Matthew was then enrolled at Jimmy Carter and joined the National Honor Society.

Matthew’s achievements include the aforementioned memberships in the National Honor Society, being certified in Microsoft Word, Word Expert, and Microsoft Excel. Matthew is also consistently in the A/B Honor Roll, with a few exceptions. Matthew’s goals are to have a career as a History Professor as well as have a doctorate in the field.