Read to Lead

The theme message to the students at Paxinosa Elementary School is that one must know how to read in order to become a leader.  Modeling this were 37 Easton Area High School students and the Nittany Lion of Penn State University Center Valley campus.  They, along with Mayor Panto, Dr. Susan McGinley, Superintendent of Easton Area Schools, Principal Mr. David Hightower and event coordinator, Reading Specialist Ms. Maggie Cooley, all encouraged the children to become good readers and know what fun it can be to dream of attaining one’s potential – what he/she can be, can do and can go – by reading books and becoming a good reader.  After the assembly, the pupils returned to their classrooms where the high school students shared their aspirations and dreams that are becoming a reality because of the ability to read. They read stories and signed books for each child. The books were donated to them and the  school by Cops ‘n‘ Kids.   Over 4,500 books were donated to Paxinosa  through a tremendously successful book drive conducted by the 41 troops of the Easton Area Girl Scout Unit # 704 as a community service project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.

Nittany Lion helps encourage students at Paxinosa Elementary School
to “Learn to read to lead.






















Reading Specialists Julie Jones & Maggie Cooley with students making books selections.