February 5 and 6, 2012
NASCAR Race Car Stops in at Two Schools
Cars and reading – certainly not two things that usually go together. But, students at Mike Davis Elementary (MDE) and Village Oaks Elementary (VOE) schools got a special visit this week from a car that’s all about reading. The Just Read Florida! NASCAR race car made a pit stop at both schools while on its tour across Florida. Representatives from the Florida Department of Education’s Just Read Florida! initiative talked to students, and the kids got a chance to see a real NASCAR race car. Some lucky students even got to sit in the driver’s seat! The Just Read Florida! NASCAR race car visits are a part of the state’s “Take the Lead and Read” initiative – visiting communities and schools to share books and promote literacy. The race car will be taking a lap around the track at the Daytona 500 on February 26 – no reading behind the wheel, of course.