NJHS students participate in read across America

Isaac Pain, General news reporter

Read Across America Week is always the first week of March. This year, Duncan Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society helped by reading to Duncan elementary schools.

Landon Thacker (Summited photo)

The week works to help young student develop a love for reading. The week started in 1998, and the National Education Association helped get the event started. The NEA chose the first week in March because of Dr. Suess’s birthday, which is March 2.

Amber Molina, the eighth-grade science teacher and one of the NJHS sponsors, got the DMS NJHS members involved in the week.

On March 11, NJHS student went to read at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Plato Elementary and Horace Mann Elementary.

“Having students roll models read will encourage them to read,” Molina said. “Read Across America is trying to let students know how important it is to read and to encourage them to read more.”

Molina said she thinks Read Across America is important.

I personally feel like it would influence young readers to keep reading,” Molina said.

Read Across America is a movement to help students for the rest of their lives.