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Rapid City elementary school principal taped to wall as reward for reading

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He could not take a call.  The kids had a ball. A Rapid City principal gets taped to a wall.

In celebration of Dr. Suess' birthday, students at Canyon Lake Elementary earned the opportunity, and a piece of duct tape, by completing reading logs as part of the "Read Across America" program.

The teachers also got in on the act, performing a readers theater of the Dr. Suess' book, "The Sneetches."

Even if it meant being taped to a wall, principal Dave Swank says it's important to motivate kids to develop a love of reading.

"Really, what we are looking to do with this is to inspire a love of reading. We spend a lot of time doing academic things with books but this was an opportunity for kids to just get into books they really love, and that's what this really all about," said Swank.

Also as part of the "Read Across America" program, two KOTA Territory schools were the winners of essay contests.

Mrs. Gabriel's class at Badger Clark Elementary in Box Elder won the kindergarten division.

Mrs. Ludens' third grade class at Rockyford School in Porcupine was also a winner.

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