Community Leaders Encourage Local Students To Read

Community Leaders Encourage Local Students To Read

Community Leaders Encourage Local Students To Read

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – If you’re asking how important this story is, well, you are “reading” it. We can all look back and remember that one adult that made the difference for each of us. As we look back, it was always someone with nothing to gain but getting us excited about learning.

All this week elementary schools in Robertson County are hosting community, civic, political, and educational leaders to read to students in celebration of the 22nd annual National Read Across America Week. County Sheriff Van Dyke (pictured) read to students at Krisle Elementary School and Robert F. Woodall Elementary.

“It’s important to be involved in establishing the love for reading at an early age. Reading is the building block for successful education and producing productive members of our society. I was honored to be involved in Reading Across America and celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with our counties children. I encourage all of our community to be active and encourage our young readers who will one day be our future leaders,” stated Sheriff Van Dyke.

Created by the National Education Association in 1997, The Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on the school day that falls closest to the birthday of Dr. Seuss, on March 2.

Schools throughout Robertson County celebrate this day, and the inclusive week, with events, activities, book fairs, and classroom readers held throughout the week.

Who encouraged you to read? Tell us your story in comments.

Another great day for reading! Sheriff Van Dyke was excited to read for a couple of classes today at Krisle Elementary School.

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