March 21st 2017 BOSTON – State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), recently participated in Read Across America Day at North Street Elementary School in Grafton.
On Friday, March 3rd, Representative Muradian joined the students of NSES in a celebration of literacy. Upon arriving, he was given the opportunity to introduce himself, explain his role within the district, and take the time to read to a group of 5th graders. As a whole, Representative Muradian and North Street Elementary School are just a small part of the 3.2 million people who partake in the Read Across America event each year.
“I was very excited to have been given the opportunity to participate in Read Across America Day in Grafton,” stated Representative Muradian. “Reading is such a crucial skill that opens up a world of knowledge and imagination. It was wonderful to be a part of this important program and be given the chance to read to such a promising group of 5th graders.”
Nearly 20 years ago, a small reading task force at the National Education Association established the idea of creating a day to celebrate reading. Typically, this event is held annually around Dr. Seuss’ Birthday to pay tribute to his strong dedication towards literacy. The goal of this program is to encourage reading motivation and awareness for children within the community. Since the creation of this program, research shows that children who spend more time reading overall do better in school than those who don’t.
“Reading is such an important aspect of the learning process,” said Representative Muradian. “I truly hope this program keeps growing within our Commonwealth and continues to help our youth succeed.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff please call (617) 722-2240.