Century Correctional Takes Part In Read Across America Day

March 7, 2013

Read Across America Day was recently celebrated at Jay Elementary School, with a little help from Century Correctional Institution.

Century Correctional’s Assistant Warden Robert Flores and Officer Tony deGraaf read to Mrs. deGraaf’s kindergarten class at Jay Elementary School as part of the program. They read the popular Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham and gave each student a special treat. They also expressed the importance of learning to read and of a good education.

Read Across America Day, the signature program of the National Education Association, focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources.  It’s held annual on or near Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Pictured: Century Correctional Institution Officer Tony deGraaf (in hat) and  Assistant Warden Robert Flores read to a kindergarten class at Jay Elementary School. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Century Correctional Takes Part In Read Across America Day”

  1. Sgt's Wife on March 7th, 2013 9:44 pm

    Officer DeGraaf sure is sporting Dr. Suess’s hat very well. Thanks gentlemen for giving back to our community. Glad to have you back Assistant Warden Flores!

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