Read Across America Week at Maude Price Elementary

DOWNEY -- Maude Price Elementary joined schools across the nation in celebrating Read Across America, a celebration of the importance of reading.Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove attended Maude Price as a child. She returned and hosted two assemblies, where she stressed the importance of reading. Members of the Downey police and fire departments joined in on the celebration, which began Monday with a kick-off assembly hosted by the Cat in the Hat. Civic and community leaders turned out for the event, including Downey Patriot publisher Jennifer DeKay-Givens, above center, and Mayor Mario Guerra. ********** Published: March 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 47