Student celebrates summer reading with the Haslams

At a Kids’ State Dinner at the house of Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Friday, rising Green Hills  fourth grader at Overbrook School, Maggie Crosslin, was celebrated for reading from June 1 – July 28, 1140 minutes.

The event honored readers who participated in the First Lady’s Statewide Summer Reading Competition in which rising kindergarten through rising fourth grade students  tracked the number of minutes spent reading over the summer.

“Reading over the summer is incredibly important so that students retain the skills they’ve developed during the year instead of experiencing summer slide,” Mrs. Haslam said. “We decided to hold this competition to encourage Tennessee students and their families to read more together over the summer and to incite them to visit their local libraries, so tonight has been a wonderful way to honor those who did just that.”

In addition to food and entertainment during the event, Governor and First Lady Haslam congratulated the winners and asked children and their families to continue to read together at least 20 minutes each day.
Mrs. Haslam began a reading campaign, Read20,  which encourages children and their families to prepare for future success through literacy.

First Lady Crissy Haslam and Maggie Crosslin.

First Lady Crissy Haslam and Maggie Crosslin.