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Cat in the Hat can't attend, but the Sneetch was able to perform

  • BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Thing 2, Riley Fritz, and Thing 1, Aidan Gruber, are released from their box to help the Sneetch at Mahoning Valley Elementary School's "Millionaire" game Friday morning. Student answered questions to win prizes to celebrate Read…
    BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Thing 2, Riley Fritz, and Thing 1, Aidan Gruber, are released from their box to help the Sneetch at Mahoning Valley Elementary School's "Millionaire" game Friday morning. Student answered questions to win prizes to celebrate Read Across America.
Published March 29. 2013 05:02PM

Students at Mahoning Elementary School recently proved they were proficient in the books of Dr. Seuss, when the school participated in the eighth annual "Who Wants to be a Millionaire Game," which is modeled after the popular television game show. All of the questions pertained to five Dr. Seuss books. The children played for bookmarks, stuffed animals, books and games.

The books were, "Cat in the Hat," "Horton Hears a Who," "Sneetches," "Horton Hatches the Egg," and "I Wish That I had Duck Feet."

The school assembly began with a call from the Cat in the Hat saying that he could not attend, but was sending Sneetch in his place. Sneetch stepped into the role of becoming the game show host. Host Sneetch was assisted by Thing 1 (Aiden Gruber) and Thing 2 (Riley Fritz), students at the school to distribute prizes to the winners.

Throughout the show, the contestants were quizzed on all things Dr. Seuss.

Throughout the morning, the children were challenged with questions that grew harder with each level.

Reading specialist Marsha Long assisted the host Sneetch during the program. The program was organized by Cale Kresge, third grade teacher.

If the contestants didn't know the question, they could phone a friend, ask to have two of the four answers covered or they could ask their classmates for help. The contestants were: kindergarten, Darcy Leiby and Brody Miller; first grade, Abby Brauder; second grade, Owen Kovach; third grade, Michael Andrew and fourth grade, Ryley Fahringer.

The entire school prepared for the program by reading and discussing Dr. Seuss books.

The winners of the school's Dr. Seuss poster contest were also announced during the program. Winners this year included Oliva Kondrosky and Kaleena Craig, fourth grade; Callie Hayman, third grade; Amaya Nevenglosky, second grade; Owen Serfass, first grade, and Darcy Leiby, kindergarten.

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