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NCDOT Secretary Conti Participates in "Read Across America Day

Gov. Bev Perdue proclaimed Friday, March 2, as "Read Across America Day" in North Carolina, part of a national effort to encourage children to read on that day and throughout the year.

"Read Across America Day," observed on the birthday of Dr. Seuss, promotes reading as the catalyst for students' future academic success and their ability to compete in a 21st century global economy.  The event also serves to encourage adults to get involved in children's education as an investment in the well-being of their community and long-term quality of life. 

Members of Gov. Perdue's cabinet read to classes at schools across North Carolina on March 2, as listed below:

Secretary Moses Carey Jr., Dept. of Administration:  Rashkis Elementary School, 601 Meadowmont Lane, Chapel Hill

Secretary Linda Carlisle, Dept. of Cultural Resources:  Hope Elementary Charter School, 1116 N. Blount St., Raleigh 

Secretary Gene Conti, Dept. of Transportation:  Southwest Elementary School, 2320 Cook Rd., Durham

Secretary Dee Freeman, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources: East Clayton Elementary School, 2075 Highway 42 East, Clayton

Secretary Keith Crisco, Dept. of Commerce:  College Park Elementary, 5001 Oriole Dr., Wilmington

Director Linda Coleman, Office of State Personnel:  Hodge Road Elementary, 2128 Mingo Bluff Blvd., Knightdale

Assistant Secretary Jerry Coble, Dept. of Revenue:  Liberty Elementary School, 206 N. Fayetteville St., Liberty

Secretary Al Delia, Dept. of Health and Human Services:  Pre-K program at Martin Community College, Williamston

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2/15/2018 5:26 PM

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