Leadership Academy celebrates reading with 'Read Across America'

Leadership Academy celebrates reading with 'Read Across America'

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Students at Leadership Academy took two hours out of the day Wednesday to focus on reading.

It was a part of the "Read Across America" program, which also falls on Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Children at the school were read several books.

Officials at the school said it is an important day, because reading is required in almost all situations in life.

"Today is important, because literacy is everything," Director of Operations Jeffery Veale, Jr. said. "In life, you must know how to read. Also, right now we work with Kindergarteners and first graders, so literacy is their foundation to reach success."

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin even showed up and read to some of the kids.

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