Governor Hassan to Speak at McDonough School to Promote Literacy

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

MANCHESTER – Governor Maggie Hassan will speak at McDonough School’s Book Character Pageant Assembly to mark Read Across New Hampshire and promote literacy.


The Book Character Pageant Assembly is part of McDonough School’s week-long campaign to promote literacy. Every student has been challenged to read a million words and classrooms are decorating doors to win $100 to spend at the book fair, among other activities. For the Book Character Pageant Assembly, the students have been invited to dress up like their favorite book characters.


March has marked Read Across New Hampshire Month, part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. In its 16th year, Read Across America is the NEA’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.


WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Speak at McDonough School’s Promote Literacy Day Assembly to Mark Read Across America Month


WHEN:          Friday, March 29, 1:00 PM


WHERE:       McDonough School, 550 Lowell Street, Manchester