28th Street Elementary students celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’
Students at 28th Street Elementary School in Gulfport welcomed some special guests to help them celebrate ‘National Read Across America Day.’
The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport invited elected officials and community leaders to read to each of the school’s kindergarten to second grade classes.
‘National Read Across America Day’ celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the importance of reading, encouraging students to pick up a book and read.
State Representative Sonya Williams-Barnes and Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes both were excited to participate in today’s event. “It’s always good to come into the schools and see the children, the teachers, the administrators first hand in their daily actions and today I got to see that,” said Williams-Barnes.
Mayor Hewes said, “There’s nothing better. It makes my day, my week a whole lot better to be interacting with these kids because like I said they’re uninhibited and their imaginations are going. It’s really just exciting for me to be able to sit down and engage with them and you know, I used to read with my kids all the time so I kind of miss that. It’s good therapy for me.”
Each student was also given their own Dr. Seuss book to take home courtesy of the Auxiliary Club.