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Million word campaign kicks off

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some young students in Albany embark on an ambitious campaign. These students at Lamar Reese Elementary are working to read a million words.

It's a lofty, but important task, that will help carry them through the rest of their lives.

"Reading is just fundamental for life," said Parent Liason Rodriquez Graper. "Everything that you go through in life, you're going to have to read. From the time you get up in the morning to the time you lay down at night."

Third Grade Student Jordan Whitmire said, "Reading is important, because, say if you're driving and you have a map, now if you don't know where you're going and you can't read, how could you read the map?"

Today's million word campaign also kicked off I-CARE, a program that teaches the importance of parental involvement for student success.

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