Friendly Cat Max Wins Fun Award at School
This photo provided by Vermont State University shows Max the Cat stands in front of Woodruff Hall at Vermont State University Castleton on on Oct. 12, 2023 in Castleton, Vt. Vermont State University's Castleton campus has bestowed the title of “Doctor of Litter-ature” on Max, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students' graduation on Saturday. The school is not honoring the feline for his mousing or napping but rather for friendliness. (Rob Franklin/Vermont State University via AP)

Friendly Cat Max Wins Fun Award at School

May 17th, 2024

A nice cat named Max lives near a place where many students study. The cat loves people and the students love him back. They often take pictures with him and he even goes with new students to see the school. Max has been like a friend to them for four years. The school thinks Max is very special. So, they gave him a fun award. They call him "Doctor of Litter-ature". It is like when someone does great in school and gets a paper to show they did a good job. But Max's award is just for fun because he is friendly. The school said Max is like family. He brings joy to the students. Max's human, Ashley Dow, says the cat likes to be with the students a lot. Even though Max got this special award, he will not wear a cap like the students do when they finish school. But he will get something to show he got the award, and it will be given to Ashley. Max is a happy cat that makes the students at the school happy too.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What is the name of the nice cat?
. What special award did the school give to Max?
. Who is Max's human?

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🌐 Cultural context

The article is from a place where schools give awards and sometimes humans take pictures with animals. Students wear caps for graduation. The article describes a friendly local cat receiving a playful honor from the school.

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