Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Atchison visits Avon elementary students as part of NEOMG pizza party contest

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Indians pitcher Scott Atchison took part in a meet and greet and pizza party on Tuesday as part of the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Newspaper in Education program.

Jackson Mauser, a student at Avon Heritage South Elementary School, wrote the winning entry in a contest held by the NEOMG.

Jackson’s prize included a meet-and-greet with Atchison, who held a Q&A session with the class. The students also were treated to a pizza party.

NEOMG’s NIE program promotes literacy and education by providing educators and students with The Plain Dealer for use as an educational tool within the classroom.  For more information, visit

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

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