Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary students engaged in the annual celebration of literacy and schoolwide “reading binge” last week–celebrating the most famous childrens author of all, Dr. Suess. 

“Read Across America” has been a tradition in Pelican, and schools everywhere. And the mascots for the literacy promotion campaign are Dr. Suess and his famous character, “The Cat in the Hat.” 

Dressed in a Dr. Suess style cap for the literacy festivities at the Pelican Rapids elementary is Bella Miller, right.

Pictured here is “The Top Cat” himself, reading to a group of Pelican elementary kids.













Community guest readers volunteer behind a book at Pelican elementary 

The “Read Across America” celebration also featured “celebrity readers” last week.  

School board member Anne Peterson was among the volunteer readers at Viking Elementary School last week.

Volunteering to read to Viking Elementary School students were these folks from the school and community. Pelican high school athletes were among the volunteer readers:

Kaylie Isaman

Anna Stephenson 

Adriana Torres 

McHale Korf 

Reggie Funk 

Obedt Franco 

Levi Johnson 

Justin VerDorn 

Dermontae Stevenson, dressed here as one of Dr. Suess’s characters, “Thing Number Three” –including a distinctive Suess-style pair of suspenders.

Sarah Thompson 

Madeline Guler 

Jayden Rutherford 

Brent Frazier 

Anne Peterson 

Brittany Dokken 

Greg Larson 




“Buddy Reading” encouraged kids to read with their friends during “Read Across America” activities last week at the Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary School. Pictured here are several of the literate pals at Viking Elementary.

“The more that you READ, the more THINGS you will KNOW. The MORE you LEARN, the more PLACES you’ll GO!” – Dr. Suess

The Press salutes our young readers!