Elementary School Takes Part in Annual African-American
Over 20 Guest Readers Scheduled to Participate
In the spirit of Black History Month, Sunset Park Elementary School will participate in the Annual African-American Read-In-Chain. This will be a time to celebrate works by African-American authors. Guest readers from the Wilmington community will read a variety of literature to students in every classroom at Sunset Park Elementary. The guest readers will include: New Hanover County Board of Education members Dorothy DeShields and Elizabeth Redenbaugh, NHCS Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley, New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield and his wife, Laura Barfield, State Farm Agents Cedric Dickerson and Chrystal Fray, and several other community members and NHCS administrators.
Over a million readers of many ethnic groups from approximately 49 states, the West Indies and African countries will take part in this exciting event. In 1990, the first African-American Read-In-Chain was sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1991, the National Council of Teachers of English joined the sponsorship. The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sunset Park Elementary School
613 Alabama Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28401
For more information about Sunset
Park Elementary’s African-American Read-In-Chain, contact Sunset
Park Elementary Principal Jakki Jethro at (910) 815-6948.