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Dr. Murfree encourages students/parent to read

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  More than 80 students sat down with Dougherty County's new school superintendent for story time Tuesday.

Dr. Joshua Murfree participated in J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Home's annual read to kids program. Murfree read a book then talked to students about their futures, what careers they want to explore, and the importance of education. He challenged them to go beyond expectations and realize they can do anything. Murfree also challenged parents to be a part of their child's reading habits.

"If they're not old enough to read it's important with the parental involvement and parental support that's the other piece is that they're reading to their children at night. That makes it fun for them. We cook in the evening, we clean in the evening, just take some time for them I don't care if it's 30 minutes or 45 minutes," said Dr. Joshua Murfree, DCSS Superintendent.

He also asked students about their favorite subjects and got them involved in activities to help focus their attention.

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