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FBLA Book Madness:

FBLA member Amanda Marcell reads to kindergartners at Sardis Elementary.

On Thursday, April 2, 2015 PRHS FBLA members visited Sardis Elementary to celebrate and share their 4th annual "Book Madness: Share The Legacy of Literacy!" book event. FBLA members donated 200 new and gently used K-5 elementary school books for students to take home and read over Spring Break. FBLA club members also had the opportunity to read to K-3rd grade students stressing the importance of reading and developing good study habits. 

“It was great reading to the little kids and getting to know them.  They asked me lots of questions about high school and I got to answer all the questions.  It was a day that I will remember forever and I can’t wait to do it again next year,” FBLA member Amanda Marcell commented. President elect for 2015-2016 Destiny Caldwell added, "The greatest gift to a child is teaching them to love, to live and to read."

Many of the FBLA members were excited to visit Sardis, the elementary school they attended for grades K-5.  

Kelly Zorn, Assistant Principal at Sardis, commented, “Sardis students and staff are grateful for the opportunity to have PRHS FBLA members come and spend time with students, reinforcing the importance of reading and literacy in school and everyday life. It was evident that both our students and the PRHS students enjoyed themselves during their time here. Our students look up to ‘big kids,’ and to have them share with our elementary students that reading is cool and important – that really means something special in their eyes. We hope to have them back again in the future. Thank you, PRHS FBLA!”

The club began visiting elementary schools and reading to students in 2009 and has visited Benton Heights, East Elementary, and Wingate Elementary in the past.  Members plan to collect more books and visit an elementary school in next year's Book Madness!

 

Written by: Stephanie Galioto, FBLA Secretary
Posted: May 22, 2015 by Judy Davis

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