Secretary of State Ruth Johnson visited elementary schools in Grand Blanc and Swartz Creek today in observance of National Reading Month to talk about the importance of having strong reading skills.
Johnson was a special guest for second graders at Cook Elementary School in Grand Blanc in the morning. In the afternoon, she met with second and third graders at Rankin Elementary School in Swartz Creek. She read “Little Michigan” by Denise Brennan-Nelson and played a trivia game, answered questions and took group photos with the kids.
During March, schools stress the importance of reading for future success in academics and in the workplace, and welcome guests to read to children
“Reading gives us a foundation for learning and success in life,” Johnson said. “It is also an activity that sparks our imagination and, as the humor columnist Dave Barry has described it, ‘a vacation for the mind.’
“I hope you’ll help celebrate National Reading Month by picking up a good book – or downloading a good e-book – and encouraging others to read as well.”