MC students help elementary schools prepare for ‘Read Across America Day'

February 27, 2003

The National Education Association (NEA) began a “Read Across America Day” on March 2, 1998, to encourage reading in schools across the country.

Some MC students will help elementary students “get in the spirit” a little early by reading library books to them in their classrooms.

WHO: Maryville College students (including members of the football team), elementary students.

WHAT: Classroom readings.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, from 8 until 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Foothills Elementary School in Maryville, Tenn.

CONTACT: Dr. Rebecca Lucas, assistant professor of elementary education, has coordinated the activity. She can be reached at 865.981.8107.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.