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Lighting a Torch for Literacy

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This week not only marks the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games, but also National Literacy Week.

Staff and Students at Glenburn School tied events together in a culturally literate bow.

In fact, Tom Schrader even joined the fun acting as the torch bearer for the Panthers.

Principle Pat Dean says it is important for students study the traditions and customs that have helped to make the United States a culturally diverse place.

(Pat Dean, Principle of Glenburn Elementary School) "There's a lot of things we can do within the classroom that make us understand why we're all so different... and we're all the same. And that kind of brings that Olympic ideals together. You know we come together, we put aside our differences for this day but we come and learn about each other and what is common and what is good."

Dean also says the Elementary students will be competing in improvised winter sports for the duration of the games, ending with a presentation from each class.

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