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HCPS Schools Celebrate Literacy Week With Florida First Lady Ann Scott

January 22, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (January 22, 2016) – Hundreds of Hillsborough County Public Schools students will celebrate the joy of reading with Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott.

First Lady Ann Scott will promote literacy during this year’s Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida 2016. The week will include the kickoff event on Monday, January 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Strawberry Crest High School. The school is located at 4691 Gallagher Rd., Dover.

Superintendent Jeff Eakins and Board Members will join more than 700 students from Strawberry Crest High School, Tomlin Middle School, Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, Bailey Elementary School, Cork Elementary School, and Lutz Elementary School as we launch a week of engaging, fun activities. At the kickoff event, the students will recognize the importance of literacy through songs, dance, skits, and oral interpretation of America’s founding documents.

The theme of the state’s literacy and civics-based week is Literacy Changes Our World! encouraging schools to get involved in promoting reading and good citizenship in our schools and in the community. 

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida’s First Lady, Ann Scott, has celebrated literacy week by reading to students in schools throughout the state. Students are encouraged to set aside 20 minutes every day to read.

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