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I Love to Read!

Palmer students read to Midland International Elementary students as part of the high school's annual I Love to Read! day. The school's alumni and student council sponsor pick different elementary school every year and read to them and give every student a free book to take home.

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer senior Michael Wells  autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! day sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! day sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer senior Madison Wiegand answers questions from students at Midland International Elementary School after reading to them Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Madison Wiegand answers questions from students at Midland International Elementary School after reading to them Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells read The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain to first graders at Midland International Elementary School Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells read The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain to first graders at Midland International Elementary School Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer senior Shelby Paradise signs autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Shelby Paradise signs autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer senior Michael Wells gives a high five to first-grade students while senior Shelby Paradise watches at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells gives a high five to first-grade students while senior Shelby Paradise watches at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells answer questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells answer questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells  autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! day sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! day sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Madison Wiegand answers questions from students at Midland International Elementary School after reading to them Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Madison Wiegand answers questions from students at Midland International Elementary School after reading to them Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells read The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain to first graders at Midland International Elementary School Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells read The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain to first graders at Midland International Elementary School Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Shelby Paradise signs autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Shelby Paradise signs autographs books for first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells gives a high five to first-grade students while senior Shelby Paradise watches at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer senior Michael Wells gives a high five to first-grade students while senior Shelby Paradise watches at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells answer questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells answer questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer seniors Samantha Archuleta, left, Shelby Paradise and Michael Wells laugh while fielding questions from first graders at Midland International Elementary School after reading them The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand by Mike Berenstain Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as part of annual I Love to Read! sponsored by the Colorado Springs High School-Palmer alumni and the high school's student council. Ten Palmer students read to all the classes at the elementary school and each child received a book. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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