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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Thing 2 sprays the upper deck of Albemarle Road Elementary students during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Albemarle Road Elementary Principal Tyler Ream is sprayed by Thing 1 and Thing 2 during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano slaps hands with Albemarle Road Elementary students as he is introduced during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis slaps hands with Albemarle Road Elementary students as he is introduced during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) and Graham Gano (9) are introduced by Riley Fields ((rear),Carolina Panthers' Director of Community Relations, during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) and Graham Gano (9) read to Albemarle Road Elementary students during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano (9) glances over to teammate Thomas Davis (while reading to Albemarle Road Elementary students during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Sir Purr follows along as Thomas Davis and Graham Gano read to Albemarle Road Elementary students during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Sir Purr helps Albemarle Road Elementary students read during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A Carolina Panthers TopCats cheerleader helps Albemarle Road Elementary students read along during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A Carolina Panthers TopCats cheerleader helps Albemarle Road Elementary students read along during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis helps Albemarle Road Elementary kindergartener Yanitza Munoz with her jersey prior to playing an educational game during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Sir Purr watches as Albemarle Road Elementary first grader Demetri Johnson slide during his introduction prior to playing an educational game during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Albemarle Road Elementary students and staff cheer during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Carolina Panthers help Albemarle Road Elementary students in an educational game during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Albemarle Road Elementary Principal Tyler Ream glances over at Carolina Panthers' Sir Purr while doing push-ups during the Carolina Panthers' 12th annual Carolina Panthers Reading Spectacular at the Grady Cole Center on February 27, 2014. Fourteen-hundred elementary students from Albemarle Road Elementary School experienced Panthers players, TopCats cheerleaders and staff promoting the fun, excitement and importance of reading. The event was based on a Dr. Seuss theme, in honor of the children's author birthday on March 2. Albemarle Road Elementary was selected for the program through an essay contest sponsored by Classroom Central, in which teachers were encouraged to submit stories sharing how Classroom Central has benefited their students. Jessica Kilbride, a third grade teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay.
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