Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief
5:59 PM EDT, October 1, 2012
Students are getting a lesson on reading from some of Lynchburg's most important leaders.
Smart Beginnings of Central Virginia is bringing prominent people to school classrooms this week. They're taking part in "Read for the Record," a global effort that promotes early learning and the importance of literacy.
Michael Bryant, Chief Executive Officer of the Centra health system, read to students at Holy Cross Regional School Monday morning.
"Children are the future, and you want to give them a good start by teaching them the importance of reading and the fundamentals of learning," said Bryant.
Read for the Record is organized by a group called Jumpstart.
Lynchburg city council member Joan Foster will read to students at Paul Munro Elementary School on Thursday.
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