Shawnee High School Hosts Read Across America for Local Preschool Students

The event was held over Zoom this year.

The following release is from Shawnee High School:

Shawnee High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA), Future Educators of America (FEA), and Child Development classes
hosted their first-ever virtual “Read Across America.”

Over the course of two days, March 18 and 19, Shawnee students welcomed local preschool students for a day of fun reading activities on Zoom. During the event, Shawnee students read stories, lead organized, interactive activities, and shared a love of reading.

Ashley Gerber, Shawnee’s FCCLA Advisor, reflected on the event with the following
statement: “It was great to be able to still hold the event and for the preschoolers to get this experience. This year was obviously a lot different and a bit of a challenge to plan exciting, interactive activities but I was really impressed with how much enthusiasm and creativity our students demonstrated. Their love for learning and reading is contagious and the preschoolers look up to them. I have no doubt the preschoolers will carry the impact of this positive experience with them throughout their educational lives.”