Residents, parents and teachers enjoyed an afternoon of creativity for young people today at Taylor Elementary, celebrating their 10th annual Meet the Authors event.
It is the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that it has been able to take place, with students gathering in the school gymnasium to read their best poems, short stories and prose.
Classes from grades 1 to 5 participated, with their creative work being collected into small books to be printed and published by the school.
School District 60 Superintendent Stephen Petrucci said the event is a good way to encourage students to write and stay engaged in creative pursuits.
“The good thing about becoming an author, even if it’s self-published, is that it increases student interest, they become more engaged because they know they’re going to be published,” said- he declared.
By: Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative
Source: Alaska Highway News