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July 11, 2013

Reading builds strong communities

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WASHINGTON —

Ross Dvorak, an NSU student who plays center on the football team said his parents stressed the importance of reading.
“I started reading newspapers and interest articles at a young age and I credit that as a key ingredient to my classroom success today,” Dvorak said. “Reading is a major gateway in gaining knowledge. And, reading never stops, whether you are seven, 17 or 70. It is critical to never stop reading, never stop striving to learn more about what life has to offer.”
“Read with a group of family members or even just a friend because you could shape our community into a better and stronger place,” advises NSU graduate and former NSU women’s basketball player Taylor Lewis.
NSU student and baseball team member Addison Williams said through reading, knowledge is gained, dreams begin to build and motivation sets in.
“One who reads will continuously grow far beyond their years. Leaders are readers,” Williams said.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Karen Wages summed up why teachers, local librarians and all of us are so emphatic about reading.
“Readers are thinkers. Thinkers are achievers. Achievers become leaders.”
Whether it is becoming the mayor of your hometown, building your own business, achieving a dream or excelling athletically, reading has a role in the life of each child and in our communities.
Please take time this summer to model good habits and read books to and with your child.
Markwayne Mullin is the U. S. Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District.

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