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Justice Alan Page visits Eastview Elementary School

February 1, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Justice Alan Page visited Eastview Elementary School to read his books “Bee Love (Can Be Hard)” and “Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky” aloud to K-5th grade students and participate in a question and answer session. 

“I am incredibly thankful for the support of our community as this visit from Justice Page was made possible through an involved family,” said Eastview Principal Taber Akin. “Our entire school enjoyed Justice Page’s read-aloud and appreciated his advice to be kind and respect the differences of others.” 

Eastview Elementary 1st grade teacher Jessica Suby collaborated with the Fisco family of Lakeville Area Schools to make this unique opportunity available to Eastview students. In addition to Justice Page’s read-aloud, each classroom at Eastview received an autographed set of his books, generously donated by the Fisco family. 

“Justice Page’s words of wisdom to our 700+ students and staff were to be kinder than you should, be honest and seek excellence,” said Suby. “Our students appreciated their time with Justice Page–he is an amazing human being.”

Justice Alan Page served as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993-2015. Prior to that, he gained national recognition as a defensive tackle in the National Football League, playing with the Minnesota Vikings for 11 seasons. In 1988, Justice Page and his late wife, Diane Page, founded the Page Education Foundation. The Page Education Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to more than 8,000 Page Scholars to date.