Finley NJHS Promotes a Life of Reading

Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Finley Middle School headed to Deasy School one December afternoon to read to students in pre-k, as well as first- and second-graders.

The activity, part of NJHS community service requirements, enabled the older students to share a holiday-themed grade-level appropriate book with the younger children, cultivating a rich learning experience for all. Emphasizing the importance of becoming a lifelong reader, the service project engaged both age levels with one another in an educational and fun setting.

NJHS advisor Linda Thomas-Baston said that the elementary students really enjoy having visitors in the classroom. “Our honor society students know the importance of being good readers and giving back to the community,” she continued. “This is one of the ways they can do so. They are giving up part of their lunchtime to come and share some holiday spirit with the younger students.”