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Second-graders treated to story time, a dictionary


February 27, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Mary Midkiff's second grade class poses with their new dictionaries. Back row from left to right: Connor Smith, Mia Wood, Brylynn Fletcher, Cedar Littleton, Freya Fenner, Tori Miller, Mary Midkiff and Maddy Gillen. Middle row from left to right: Alex Deberry, Evelynn Litster, Edahi Astorga-Sosa, Una Romine, Hakon Eddy, Anya Curtiss and Etolyn Turland. Front row from left to right: Tavyn Cabral, Daisy Morrow, Summer Wells, Jovee Coil, Nadia Joekay, Devyn Flint and Bailey Dietrich. Not pictured: Declan Olsen.

Second-graders at Rae C Stedman Elementary School heard a story on the Greensboro sit-ins and were given a dictionary on Friday as part of two programs through Wells Fargo and the Petersburg Elks Lodge.

For ten weeks this school year,

Shannon Howard will be reading a book each Friday to Mary Midkiff's second grade class as a part of a nationwide Wells Fargo program that promotes literacy. After Howard finishes reading the book, it is donated to the class.

"I read the book, the book stays in the class and it's pretty fun," said Howard, who works at Wells Fargo.

Usually, Howard only reads...

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