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Deer Park’s John F. Kennedy Welcomes Students To A Fun Night At Camp Read Away

Photo courtesy of Deer Park School District

Deer Park’s John F. Kennedy Intermediate School held another successful Camp Read Away on the evening of March 21, welcoming a large and excited crowd of students to the school’s gymnasium for a fun night of reading stories, doing arts and crafts, playing camping games and exploring a star lab.

“Five or six years ago, teacher Beth Vahle came to me with the idea of Camp Read Away,” Principal Kelly Benson said. “She asked if she could put something together so that kids could come at night and listen to books being read during READ Month. Beth rallied together a small group of volunteers in the beginning to help her create the first Camp Read Away. The idea started small, but each year it continued it got bigger and bigger. Each year, there were more and more volunteers. As I walked around at Camp Read Away this year, I was truly amazed at the number of staff and PFC members that participated to help make the night successful. We are so grateful to work in a place that really puts our students first.”

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