Local chapter of International Honor Society in Education holds Literacy Alive! event

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/2/12 – The Sigma Omega Chapter of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education hosted “Expanding Horizons” on March 31 at the Boys and Girls Club. The project was part of the students’ national community service initiative, “Literacy Alive!”

Kappa Delta Pi planned “Expanding Horizons” to bring together students at the Boys and Girls Club with local professionals. During the day, students participated in hands-on activities led by community members of Vienna and Parkersburg. Guest speakers such as nurse anesthetist Roger Cruse discussed their careers and demonstrated the skills and education needed for success. Students had the opportunity to explore a fire truck with Vienna Fire Chief Danny Goodwin and speak with Vienna police officer Adam Jones. At the end of the day, students left with a bag of books and treats.

“Literacy Alive!” was named a finalist in the 2010 Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good campaign, which will fund projects like this and others across the continent. Through “Literacy Alive!” more than 24,000 children and their families become involved in a wide range of literacy skill-building programs that encourage lifelong learning. This initiative is supported by the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation and the members of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. More information about these organizations is available atwww.kdp.org.

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