Rep. Bob Trammell visits Clearview Elementary, reads to students

Published 7:20 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

What better way for some Troup County School System students to start Georgia Pre-K Week than with a book? Earlier this week, Rep. Robert Trammell arrived at Clearview Elementary with three books in hand. He spent his morning reading to a group of Pre-K students, and even though it was slightly cloudy outside, inside, the students enjoyed hearing “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” 

He also read “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows That Type” and “Pete the Cat and the New Guy.” 

“There’s nothing more important than encouraging children to be lifelong readers and promoting literacy by reading to children,” Trammell said. “As parents, friends and family members, there’s nothing more important that we can do for children’s development.” 

Each year, Trammell said he supports Georgia Pre-K Week by reading to students. 

Alex Dagenhart, Central Georgia Pre-K Consultant, said he enjoys the support and recognition of the week because it helps to encourage children. 

“Literacy is the foundation that these students need to be able to read and be the best they can be in school,” Dagenhart said. “It’s a great opportunity for them today to come to the media center and meet their representative and for the representative to interact with the students and see how valuable the Pre-K program is.”

Trammell and other colleagues visited area schools throughout the state during the week to continue to promote literacy. 

“It’s a wonderful thing that we can do and the kids love it and respond so well to it,” Trammell said. “It’s an important reminder of the importance of literacy in our state.”