Read to ‘Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!’ in St. Johns and Duval elementary schools a huge success

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — To Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, Action News Jax anchors Tenikka Hughes, Emily Turner and Dawn Lopez spent time reading to local students.


“I read to fourth grade students at Cunningham Creek Elementary in St. Johns County,” Hughes said. “We talked about our favorite books, their career goals and even my home state of North Carolina.”

Turner was a special guest at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School in Duval County for the “Read with the Stars” event. Her book of choice was Who Will I Be?

Lopez, who read to students at Crown Pointe Elementary in Jacksonville, chose the book, Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman. The book was selected for its importance that the reading comes just ahead of Black History Month and is in celebration of blended families and single parent families.

All of the students, families, teachers and staff had an amazing time.

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Both Hughes and Turner wanted to thank everyone who made it possible for them to be involved in such an important and enjoyable event.

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