Governor Hassan to Read to Strafford School Students to Mark Read Across America, Meet "Kids Against Bullying"

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan


STRAFFORD – Governor Maggie Hassan will read to Strafford School students from all grades as part of the culminating event of the school’s Celebrate Reading Day for Read Across America.

In its 16th year, Read Across America is the National Education Association’s signature program, designed to build a nation of readers by motivating children and teens to read by organizing events, creating partnerships, and providing reading resources. Strafford School marks Read Across America with Celebrate Reading Day, when students are given a book, have guest readers in their classrooms, and participate in “Stop, Drop, and Read” times throughout the school day.

After reading to students, the Governor will meet the school’s nationally recognized Kids Against Bullying group. Kids Against Bullying is a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders who aim to reduce or eliminate bullying through raising awareness and educating people. In December 2012, the group won second place in the bullying prevention nonprofit organization Hey U.G.L.Y.’s video contest.

WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Read to Strafford School Students to Mark Read Across America, Meet “Kids Against Bullying” Group

WHEN:          Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 AM

WHERE:       Gymnasium, Strafford School, 22 Rollercoaster Road, Strafford