It was Read Across America week, and Hamilton County Commissioner Warren Mackey was at Orchard Knob Elementary School, getting kids excited about reading.
Read across America is a week-long observance that was established in 1998 by the National Education Association. It falls on the week of the birthday (March 2, 1904) of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
The year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.
“I totally enjoyed my participation in the Read Across America program at the Orchard Knob Elementary School,” said Commissioner Mackey, who represents District 4. “The students were a delight to work with and the experience left me with a sense of joy. I thank Ms. Tracy Davis, a teacher at the school, for the role that she plays in advancing the interest of the school.”
According to the Read Across America website, “When people make the time to read with children, children get the message that reading is important. Parents, members of your community, and local celebrities who make time to read at monthly or annual Read Across America celebrations help motivate kids to read and celebrate the diversity in their community and our country.”
Orchard Knob Elementary School, which serves grades pre-K through 5, is located at 2000 East 3rd St. Its principal is Vonetta Maston.