Southwest Mississippi Community College Celebrates Read Across America

Southwest Mississippi Community College celebrated Read Across America this week by featuring SMCC guest readers Ashley Gray, Addie Boone, and President Steve Bishop.  Each guest reader shared their beloved Dr. Seuss book with SMCC Early Childhood Education program children. 

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.  The purpose of the event is to motivate children to read because reading is an important factor in student achievement, and research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

President Bishop reads book at Read Across America event.