By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
First graders of Derry and Garriga Elementary on Monday, Oct. 20, eagerly received their very own book selected by Jumpstart as part of the national event, “Read Across America” – a Rotary International project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Port Isabel.
The following day, elementary schools across the country, including those in Port Isabel, stopped what they were doing in the classroom as part of a pledge to read a book, which this year was “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells. The national program was created to motivate young students to pursue reading and has grown each year. The program expects to do that again, hoping to have over 3 million young readers involved.
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