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Community leaders on hand to celebrate reading

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison celebrates Fall Reading Week at Bordewich Bray Elementary School.
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Bordewich Bray Elementary School celebrated Fall Reading Week Nov. 16-20 to promote literacy in the home, at school, and in the workplace.

Michele Cacioppo’s kindergarten class named its week Read to Succeed week. One of her students, Everett Hogan, 5, contacted his “friends” in the community to see if they would be willing to come and read to his class and talk about how they use reading in their professions. Hogan dictated an email to his mother inviting the community leaders, and all responded.

“Everett loves Carson City. He makes a point to visit the offices in the Capitol to say hello to people, he brings donuts to the governor and sheriff’s department. He finds the leaders of our community at public events, like the Nevada Day Parade or the CCSO Extreme Motor Officer Challenge and talks to them. So, when Mrs. Cacioppo said she wanted guest readers, Everett was on it,” said Hogan’s mother, Ashley Hogan.

Everett invited Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, Mayor Bob Crowell, Sheriff Ken Furlong, and Superintendent of Carson City Schools Richard Stokes. Each guest read one of their favorite children’s books and held a class discussion about how reading was important to their jobs. The kindergarten students were able to ask questions and have a little fun with each guest.

When asked about why he decided to invite Carson City community leaders to come and read to his class, Hogan replied, “Mrs. Cacioppo is the best teacher and wanted people to come and read to us. I know some people who read all the time in their jobs, so I thought I would invite them. I am happy they all came and can’t wait to read to them in March.”