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West Virginia First Lady Justice visits schools to promote literacy


The Journal

West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice reads the book “A Bad Case of the Stripes” by David Shannon to third graders at Eagle School Intermediate School Wednesday afternoon in Martinsburg.
(Journal photo by Ron Agnir)

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. — First Lady Cathy Justice visited Mountain Ridge Intermediate School and Eagle Intermediate School Wednesday for a read-aloud presentation to both fourth and third grade students at the schools.

The visits were intended to kick off the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, according to Justice.

According to the Scholastic official site, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free, online reading program designed to help students turn the “summer slide”–the learning loss which can occur over the summer months–into a “summer leap” by discovering the joy and magic of reading for fun. The theme of the challenge changes every year. This year’s theme is “A Magical Summer of Reading.”

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