2016-12-22 / Front Page

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Red Claws players visit Biddeford Intermediate



Biddeford Intermediate School fourth-grade teacher Shawn Anton stands next to Red Claws player Dallas Lauderdale to show students how tall Lauderdale is. Anton will retire at the end of this year. Posters drawn by students displayed in the Biddeford Intermediate School hallway to welcome Red Claws players Dallas Laurderdale and J.J. Panoske. The first thing Lauderdale did when he spoke to the students was to ask them how many of them wanted to be professional athletes. When about half the kids raised their hands, Lauderdale told them that they needed to learn to read if they wanted to be athletes. “I never would have been able to be an athlete if I couldn’t go to college,” Lauderdale said. “And to go to college I needed to be able to read.” See more photos on page 13. (Anthony Aloisio photos) Biddeford Intermediate School fourth-grade teacher Shawn Anton stands next to Red Claws player Dallas Lauderdale to show students how tall Lauderdale is. Anton will retire at the end of this year. Posters drawn by students displayed in the Biddeford Intermediate School hallway to welcome Red Claws players Dallas Laurderdale and J.J. Panoske. The first thing Lauderdale did when he spoke to the students was to ask them how many of them wanted to be professional athletes. When about half the kids raised their hands, Lauderdale told them that they needed to learn to read if they wanted to be athletes. “I never would have been able to be an athlete if I couldn’t go to college,” Lauderdale said. “And to go to college I needed to be able to read.” See more photos on page 13. (Anthony Aloisio photos)

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