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Students from Greece Arcadia High School shared the gift of literacy and friend ship in memory of a man killed by a drunk driver in 2004.
Students from Greece Arcadia High School shared the gift of literacy and friend ship in memory of a man killed by a drunk driver in 2004. 

First graders at Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School had special visitors. 

"It's an opportunity for them to have a buddy reader, someone that's new to them," assistant principal Lourdes Roa said.

One by one, the 37 high schoolers were given pint-sized partners. The program promotes the charter school's literacy push. Today's topic- Thanksgiving turkey trouble. Students spent 30 minutes reading together.

"I have three younger sisters at home and I know what it's like for them to see new people and it's a good experience," high school junior Cheyenne Northrup said.

"I like people reading to me," 1st grader Kayla Gissendanner said. 

First graders read often. 

"I read like once a day," Samantha Gregor said.
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