of Dr. Robert B. lngram's "Read To Lead" students
celebrated the success of the program by embarking on
a historical tour of central Florida last week. Students
from Lakeview, Opa-locka and Miami Gardens elementary
schools were awarded the free, two-day trip through the
"Read To Lead" Scholarship Awards Program. They
explored the historical significance of St. Augustine,
the country's oldest city, and traveled to Orlando for
a day of fun at Universal Studios. For many students,
the trip was the first outside their communities.
students kept journals of their journey to express what
they learned on the trip. Chanyce Vincent, a fourth-grader
at Opa-locka Elementary School, wrote "The week has
been a very good one. We went to the old Florida museum
and to the Anna Kingsley plantation. We saw an exhibit
at the mall, ate at Shoney's, slept in a nice hotel and
spent all day at Universal Studios. That's how I spent
my two days."
these adventures awaken each child and spark an interest
in learning and a lifelong reading habit. Reading enlarges
one's world and creates a vision for those who may not
have one," said Dr. Robert B. Ingram, Miami-Dade
School Board Member for District 1.
in 1999, the "Read To Lead" initiative is designed
to encourage students to increase their reading by having
the ill read at least 10 books in the school year.
For more information contact Dr. Ingrams office