The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. co-hosted the 19th National African American Read-In Chain with the Charlottesville HS Varsity & JV Sidelines Cheerleaders on Sunday, February 3rd. Held at Charlottesville HS, the event was attended by members of the Charlottesville community to celebrate literacy in the African-American community. The audience listened to readings of works by writers such as Iyanla Vanzant, James Weldon Johnson, and Maya Angelou. One of Charlottesville’s young citizens also read her original poetry.
The Charlottesville HS Cheerleaders also presented the 2008 Outstanding Educator Awards to Mrs. Mary Arrington, a retired science teacher; Mrs. Sylvia Elder, a retired guidance counselor; Mrs. Gerry Kruger, a retired english teacher; and Mr. Stephen Waters, a retired english teacher and student attendance coordinator. The 2008 Outstanding Community Leader award was also presented to Delegate David J. Toscano (D-57th District) in the Virginia House of Delegates.
The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter would like to thank the Charlottesville community for attending the event and making it a success each year. We look forward to bringing you the 20th National African-American Read-In Chain in 2009.