Community Reads Day at South Bosque Elementary

On Friday, January 30, more than forty community members from the greater Waco area volunteered to read to students at South Bosque Elementary.

Seven members of the Baylor baseball team devoted their Friday morning to reading to elementary school students at South Bosque on January 30.

Several members of the Baylor baseball team read to elementary students at South Bosque on January 30.

Kindergarten classes listened to stories read by Baylor athletes, the Executive Director of a local charity, and a United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant.

Mrs. Coley's kindergarten class participates in a discussion about hunger in Waco with Robert Gager, the Executive Director of Shepherd's Heart, a Waco food pantry.

Mrs. Coley’s kindergarten class participates in a discussion about hunger in Waco led by Robert Gager, the Executive Director of Shepherd’s Heart, a Waco food pantry.

First grade students heard from Lady Bear basketball players, a local paleontologist and two KWTX reporters.

Gordon Collier of KWTX reads to Mrs. Dominik's first grade class on Friday afternoon.

Gordon Collier of KWTX reads to Mrs. Dominik’s first grade class on Friday afternoon.

The second grade hosted local defense lawyers, Waco 100’s Zack and Jim, Baylor baseball players and a United States Marine Corps Sergeant.

Sergeant Desmond Pope reads to Mrs. Bain's second grade class.

Mrs. Bain’s second grade class enjoys a story read by United States Marine Corps Sergeant Desmond Pope.

Third grade students listened to books read by members of the sheriff’s office, KWTX, and Baylor soccer and softball teams.

The McLennan County's Sheriff's Office sent ten staff members throughout the day, on January 30, to read to South Bosque Elementary students and discuss the role of police officers as public servants.

On Friday, January 30, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office sent staff members to read to South Bosque Elementary students and discuss the role of police officers as public servants.

Fourth graders enjoyed listening to books read by a Baylor women’s track team member, a former World Champion waterskier and members of the sheriff’s office.

Michelle Tuegel, former World Champion Waterskier, explains her job as a criminal defense lawyer. She said she chose to read John Grisham's Theodore Boone to the class, hoping to interest students to a career law. She donated the book to the school.

Michelle Tuegel, former World Champion waterskier, reads John Grisham’s Theodore Boone to Mrs. Cates’ class fourth grade class. Ms. Tuegel, a criminal defense lawyer, said she hopes the book will spark students’ interest in a career in law.