Lowrance Elementary School students took part in a world record-setting reading event Thursday for the largest number of people to read the same book on the same day.
The Shelby County Schools students were among 12,000 district-wide and 2 million nationwide to read the book "Otis," party of a national literacy campaign know as Read for the Record.
"When you look at Shelby County, far less than 50 percent of our kids are reading on a third grade level," said SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson. "We've got to drastically step our game up. To see these kids performing, developing a love for reading is the reason why we get up and do this work everyday."
The annual Read for the Record program strives to promote literacy and early childhood education.
WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
Didn't find what you were looking for?