Read Across America 2017
On Friday, March 3, 2017 Kent Center School welcomed 13 celebrity readers. Using books funded by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, the celebrity readers, all volunteers from the community, read to children in preschool-grade 6. The students and readers enjoyed celebrating reading together.

Mrs. Matthew's preschool class welcomed Kent's Resident State Trooper, Andrew Fisher, reading Waiting by Kevin Henkes.


Mrs. Robey's kindergarten class welcomed town clerk, Darlene Brady reading I
 Hear a Pickle by Rachel Isadora


Mrs. Vega's kindergarten class welcomed nursery school teacher, Tante Sue reading I Hear a Pickle by Rachel Isadora


Mrs. Ackerman's first grade class welcomed Father White from St. Andrews Church reading Lion Lessons by John Agee


Mrs. daSilva's first grade class welcomed Patty Kuhary from Union Savings Bank reading Lion Lessons by John Agee


Mrs. Menniti's second grade class welcomed Heron Gallery's Ellen Corsell reading A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards


Mrs. Starr's second grade class welcomed Jamie Lintner from Eversource reading A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards


Mrs. Makarewich's third grade class welcomed Sarah Marshall from Kent Memorial Library reading Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick


Mrs. McBrien's third grade class welcomed CPA, Anthony Iovino reading Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick


Mrs. Hurlbutt's and Mrs. Mott's fourth grade classes welcomed Jim Canning from the Kent Volunteer Fire Department reading The Story Teller by Evan Turk


Mrs. Darby's fifth grade class welcomed Lesly Ferris from Kent Park and Rec reading Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews


Mrs. Dwyer's fifth grade class also welcomed Lesly Ferris from Kent Park and Rec reading Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews


Mrs. Morin's sixth grade class welcomed Allan Priaulx from the Kent Board of Education reading Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan


Mr. Szwed's sith grade class welcomed Dr. David McIntosh reading Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan