Literacy Development Award Presented
On October 2, 2014, Metro Rotary presented its annual Literacy Development Award to the Columbia Public Schools’ Title I program.
The $1,500 award was presented to Mary Rook, Title I Preschool Supervisor, surrounded by a group of Title I Early Childhood students at Field Elementary. Other schools that will share in this award are: Blue Ridge, Fairview , Parkade, Rock Bridge , Russell Boulevard and West Boulevard Elementary Schools , the Park Avenue Child & Development Center and Rock Bridge High School.
Gena Patton, Metro president, stated “Metro Rotary realizes the positive impact that learning to read at an early age has on a child’s later education and future. We have enjoyed working with children and teachers in the Columbia Public Schools’ Title I program, and we look forward to helping students continue to advance their reading skills.”
Rotary International has been promoting the importance of literacy around the world for many years. Metro Rotary has been a Partner in Education with the Title I program and Columbia Public Schools since 2003.