Carthage College football team read and play with Paris School students

Paris School had some considerable larger visitors than usual on Friday — members of the Carthage College football team.

The football players came to the school to read, take questions and get in a little recess with Paris kindergarten through second graders.

“We thought they would be good mentors for our students and (Carthage football) Coach (Dustin) Hass felt like it would be good to get his team out in the community,” said Margaret Blair, Paris School curriculum coordinator/reading specialist. Hass has children that attend Paris School.

The players read story books and were read to by pupils. The classroom  portion ended with pupils being able to ask the football players questions. Topics addressed included favorite color (lots of praise for red and black, colors on the Carthage uniform) , favorite food (crab rangoon in one case), what position did they play and how many touchdowns do they have. Here’s video of the question and answer for what’s your favorite touchdown dance:

After the Q&A, it was outside for recess and soccer, touch football and gaga ball.

Here are some more photos:


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