Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R. Day) Tuesday, April 14th was Family Reading Night at Hartsfield Elementary. It was also the day the school celebrated National Drop Everything And Read Day or D.E.A.R. Day as it is commonly called. Usually celebrated on April 12th, the birthday of beloved author Beverly Clearly, National D.E.A.R. Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. Showing our support, Casey Short, Katie Bolinsky, and Tiffany McCarty from Women's Soccer read the popular children's book Wolf's Coming!.
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On Tuesday, April 14th, at the Florida State vs. UF baseball game several student-athletes were recognized and honored for the time and dedication they contributed to giving back to the community. Each student-athlete recognized proudly completed 20 or more hours of community service. Over the course of the 2008-09 academic year, FSU student-athletes have given approximately 3,500 hours of community service to Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. Florida State student-athletes have volunteered graciously with organizations such as local elementary and middle schools, the Tallahassee Fitness Festival, Dick Howser, the Children's Home Society, the Second Harvest Food Bank, Big Brother-Big Sister, the American Cancer Society, United Way, and the Special Olympics. The Office of Student Services strives to establish a commitment of service to others as a foundation for a balanced student-athlete lifestyle. These accomplishments are evidence of the commitment to service within the Florida State Athletics.