Friday marks the 11th year that Hixson High School has celebrated “Read Across America” by inviting successful community members, several of whom are Hixson High Hall of Fame inductees, to read to the seniors.
Readers choose their own reading material and share with students the value of reading and how certain books have influenced them in their lives.
Suzanne Rushworth has sponsored this event since its beginning. She is retiring at the end of this school year and Commissioner Greg Martin presented her with a proclamation in appreciation from the Hamilton County Commission.
In receiving the plaque, Mrs. Rushworth expressed her appreciation and praise to the participants who take the time to come read and inspire our young people.
This year’s list of readers includes:
*Pam Ladd-CEO Partnership
Karen Glenn- Director of STARS
*Dr. Greg Martin- County Commissioner, District 3
*Robin Posey- Community Foundation
Lesley Scearce - CEO United Way
State Senator Bo Watson
State Representative Gerald McCormick
*Marty Haynes- Property Assessor for Hamilton County
William Cordell STARS program
*Dr. Nikolasa Tejero- UTC music professor
Marcia Kling – television celebrity
*Hixson Alumni and in Hall of Fame