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Sandoval reads to students for Spread the Word Nevada



iLAS VEGAS–At the request of Spread the Word Nevada, a local children’s literacy nonprofit group, Gov. Brian Sandoval flew in from Carson City on March 31 to read at  Cambeiro Elementary School. This was his last stop after visiting three other schools in Las Vegas, which concluded the governor’s reading tour as part of Read Across America and Nevada Reading Month. During his first school visit in Reno on March 2 Sandoval signed a proclamation declaring March 2011 Nevada Reading Month.

At Cambeiro, Sandoval encouraged students to read and was inspired by their school pride. He also acknowledged the academic progress in literacy that the school achieved last year. He then read “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” written by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky. Sandoval talked to students about his background and his love for reading. In addition, he answered questions from students about his life and position as governor.

Spread the Word Nevada partnered with Cambeiro last December as the nonprofit organization’s 22nd adopted school. The literacy program brings monthly book distributions, family literacy events and reading tutors to the school. The adoption was sponsored through a rant provided by The Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation.

“I was honored to read to students at Cambeiro as part of Nevada Reading Month,” said Sandoval.  “The work of community organizations like Spread the Word Nevada in our schools is to be commended. Reading and literacy are important components of a child’s all-around success in school.”

A meet and greet reception was planned after Sandoval’s book reading. Among the guests were The Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation board members Brad and Rob Marlon; Windsong Trust Co-Trustee Vadim Fridman; NV Energy representatives Tom Fair and Bob Stewart; Clark County School District School Board Trustee Lorraine Alderman and Spread the Word Nevada board members and staff. Long-time supporters of Spread the Word Nevada also in attendance included Victor Onufrieff and Tim and Kathleen Harney.

About Spread the Word Nevada
Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Other literacy programs provided by Spread the Word Nevada include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 1.6 million gently used and new books to approximately 187,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Vsit www.SpreadtheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details. Follow Spread the Word Nevada on Facebook and Twitter.

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