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Leaders are Readers at Leal ASCCP!

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On Wednesday, January 28, community members from all over the area visited the After School Child Care Program at Leal Elementary for a special day. These “Leaders” of our community spoke with students and read some of their favorite books to the group.  On leader even brought some shiny hardware for the students to see.

Terry Napper, Director of the Leal ASCCP, put the event together, which they do every January, with help from several prominent Urbana Community leaders.  Students got to hear stories from attorney and former Miss America Erika Harold, Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, Urbana Fire Marshall Phil Edwards (aka Fireman Phil), Pastor Keith L. Thomas of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, and USD 116′s own Superintendent Dr. Owen.  Each Leader read a book, took questions, and spoke to students from a single grade level.  Ms. Harold even brought her Miss America crown for the students to see.  This event is in it’s 20th year.

Below are some pictures of the event.  You can also watch the WCIA News 3 story about Leaders are Readers on Illinoishomepage.net

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