By Felicia Farnsworth
On, Thursday May 16, a few of the BCHS football players and cheerleaders spent part of their morning reading to the first grade students at Union Springs Elementary School.
When they read to Mrs. Raybon’s class she said, “It’s so good to see children in high school reading to the younger students. I had them read one of my favorite books, Mr. George Baker, because he went back to school to learn how to read when he was 100 years old.
"Reading is the key to success in life and if Mr. Baker can learn how to read at the age of 100, surely six and seven year olds can as well. If you can read, you can write. It all goes together.”
Principal Derrick Harris was delighted to have the high school athletes there. He stated,” I love to see athletes reading because even as an athlete you have to love to read. I want the youth to know that it is very important to read.” The high schoolers went back into Mrs. B. Baker’s class to learn how to dance with the kids.
Ms. Baker replied, “It’s such a blessing to see the high school students influencing their younger peers. The children have really enjoyed them reading and dancing with them as have I.”