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Sparty Visits Poupard, Reads to Students

Michigan State University's mascot, Sparty, visited Poupard Elementary School Wednesday to help celebrate national reading month.

A sea of green-dressed students filled 's gymnasium Wednesday afternoon in preparation for a visit by Sparty--Michigan State University's mascot.

Shrill screams of excitement echoed through the gym as Sparty made his grand entrance after being introduced by Principal Penny Stocks.

Sparty made a few high-fives with the students, walked the crowd a bit and then began acting out Hello Sparty read by Michigan State Univesity sophomore Alex Dietrich.

The story tells about a day in college, from attending classes, having fun, studying and then making it back home for rest.

councilman Richard Shetler and Board President Judy Gafa attended, both sporting Michigan State University gear.

Shetler helped organize Sparty's visit to Poupard with fellow Grosse Pointer Kathy Herzog and President of the Eastern Wayne County Chapter alumni association.

Judy Gafa March 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I'd like to thank the Eastern Wayne County MSU Alumni Chapter for bringing Sparty to Poupard today and encouraging our students to read and stay in school. I'd also like to commend Poupard for their hospitality and the warm reception the students and staff gave Sparty. Judy Gafa President of GP Board of Ed.
Richard Shetler Jr. March 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Please note that Mark Makoski is the President of the Michigan State Eastern Wayne County Chapter alumni association. He was pivotal in all of this.

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