At the conclusion of March is Reading Month, state Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township visited over a dozen classrooms and read to approximately 1,000 students throughout the community. In addition to improving vocabulary, reading also enhances memory and reduces stress levels. Research shows that there is a direct correlation between a student’s reading ability and their success in school.
“Numerous studies have shown that a strong education starts with strong reading skills,” Marino said. “I was thrilled to see all the students engaged and excited. As county commissioner, I always enjoyed sharing my passion for reading with students in our community and am happy to continue that tradition as state representative.”
March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Marino was a guest reader at Reading Night at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library and visited classrooms at Mohawk Elementary, Cherokee Elementary and Graham Elementary to read to students and answer their many questions.
Each year, Marino visits local schools to further promote the importance of reading. “My ultimate goal is to encourage students to continue reading, not just in March, but every day both in and out of the classroom,” Marino said.
Photo Information: (Above) State Rep. Steve Marino reading to students at Mohawk Elementary to promote reading during March is Reading Month. (Below) State Rep. Steve Marino visits Cherokee Elementary to promote reading during March is Reading Month.