BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA) -- When 75 education students at Blue Mountain College played host to 475 elementary students last spring in the first Literacy on the Lawn Day, early childhood education got a boost, and the program received national attention.
The Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education recently recognized BMC’s Alpha Delta Psi chapter with its Literacy Alive! 2011-2012 Gold Achievement Award.
K-2 students from public and private schools in Tippah County took part in the day-long activity sponsored by BMC and the Blue Mountain Literacy Council – that included college faculty and students reading to the classes and promoting literacy.
“I think it went off really well and everyone seemed to be extremely pleased with the outcome,” said Dr. LeAnn Carter. “Everybody had a wonderful time and, hopefully, we encouraged reading among the students."
Carter said BMC would hold its second Literacy on the Lawn Day in the spring of 2013.