U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, reads “Blue Sky White Stars” to fifth- and sixth-graders at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Friday. School librarian Shawna Haley-Bear invited Poliquin to attend Read Across America Day. “I wanted to let kids know that reading is such an amazing skill,” Haley-Bear said. Poliquin said the three most important skills students will learn are reading, writing and math. Poliquin donated an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol to the school. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, gives an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol to teacher Bill Murray at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Friday. Murray’s students raise and lower the flag outside the school each day. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Sixth-grader Leah Thibodeau hangs a sign she made welcoming U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, to Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Friday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, talks with student Tyler Small at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Friday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Sherwood Heights Elementary School Principal Kim Taylor holds the door for U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, as he arrives at the Auburn school on Friday. School librarian Shawna Haley-Bear is in the background. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, talks with fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherwood Heights Elementary School on Friday. Poliquin told the students the three most important skills they will learn are reading, writing and math. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, gives  librarian Shawna Haley-Bear a hug after Poliquin helped raise the American flag at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Friday. Haley-Bear invited Poliquin to read a book to students on Read Across America Day. “This is about getting kids to interact with people from their community,” Haley-Bear. Poliquin donated the flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol. Students Nathan Morris and Rebecca Noone helped raise the flag. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)


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