Ferndale Schools Kids Get Celebrity Guest Readers (videos)

Ferndale Schools Kids Get Celebrity Guest Readers (videos)

(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2017)

Ferndale, MI – Students in Ferndale Upper and Ferndale Lower Elementary Schools had special guest visitors Friday in celebration of National Reading Month.

State Representative Robert Wittenberg of the 27th District read to two classes on Friday and had several other reading engagements scheduled throughout his district.

“This is one of my favorite things to do as a State Rep,” Wittenberg said.  “I remember when I was a kid and guest readers would come.  It really encouraged me to have people to look up to take an interest in my education.  I want to encourage the students too.”

In his first year Wittenberg read to 700 kids.  In his second year he read to 1000.  This year he’s aiming for even more, covering all five of his communities: Ferndale, Oak Park, Berkley, Royal Oak Township, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods and Hazel Park.

Marc Robert is the owner of Experience Salon in Southfield at 12 Mile and Northwestern Hwy.  This was his first time coming to read to students, and he loved it.

“Reading is helpful for everything. You need to read contracts and all kinds of documents,” he said.  “A lot of people quit reading after they’re out of school.  But it needs to be a lifelong way to exercise your brain.” He said that reading self-help and motivational books help him to learn about life and business.

Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins read “Gloria,” a story about a safety-minded policeman and his hilarious k9 sidekick.  The story has been read in his family for several generations.

Other readers included elected official, school administrators, police and parents.


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