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Cape Girardeau schools to participate in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read-a-Thon

Jan 31, 2014 -- 10:09am

Southeast Missourian

12 Southeast Missouri State University students turned out Wednesday for an information session on volunteering for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read-a-Thon.  The sessions led by Marcia Brown-Haims, associate professor in communication disorders had thirty volunteers at seven Cape Girardeau public and private schools.  The volunteers go to elementary and middle schools to share multicultural literature with the students. Brown-Haims said some books read to the students will be about King, but about three-quarters are multicultural. The visit also includes a discussion about King and a work sheet or coloring sheet to leave with students. Participating schools are Alma Schrader, Blanchard and Franklin elementary schools, Central Middle School, Head Start, St. Mary's School and Trinity Lutheran School.

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