FOSTER – Several prominent individuals visited Brookview Elementary School in Foster on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, to read to students celebrating “Read To Me Day.”
One of Boone County’s state senators Art Kirkendoll and Logan County Commission member Danny Godby were just two of several public officials to participate in the event. Godby has two grandchildren currently attending the school and Kirkendoll had a grandchild attend the school in the past.
“I am very honored to be asked to participate in this special event,” Kirkendoll said. “This is a great way for me to get involved in the communities I serve. Reading is so important, especially in today’s high technology age. This is a way for children to realize the importance reading still plays in their education and future.”
Kirkendoll told the students that getting a good education leads to a brighter future and more potential earnings as an adult.
Godby also said the event is a great opportunity to emphasize the important role that reading plays in education and careers.
“Brookview Elementary School is a school of excellence,” Godby said. “The students were very respectful, paid attention to the stories, asked questions and the staff was very gracious. This event was fun and well-planned. I had a great time.”
Other readers to students included Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson, Boone County state senator Dr. Ron Stollings, Boone County Schools Superintendent Bill Hudson and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lisa Beck, Christina Mulins, Leslie Cooper, Appalachian Power officials Lisa Nichols and Allyson Mathis, as well as David Castle, Jennifer Ferrell, Misty Cook, Shaun Elkins, Joseph Watts, Dr. Louie Watts, Jack Ramsayer, Gary Bell, Shannon Barker, Jamie Prince, Melissa Levo, and West Virginia State Police Trooper Greg Walter.