Shelburne Middle Gets Grant to Help Students Read

A Staunton school is getting a grant to buy audiobooks to help children who are struggling with reading.

Shelburne Middle School was awarded a $1,000 grant.

Jessica Kitta, a teacher at the school, says, "And I have kids who at the beginning of the year said, 'I don't want to read, I hate this, this is my least favorite class, I've never been good at reading.' And I say well let's try this book, let's listen to it and follow along. And at the end they're like, 'This is a great book, do you have any other ones I could listen to?' And it's just, that's why we're here. We want to make them love reading."

The grant comes from Project 3, a partnership between WHSV TV3, local businesses and area schools.

Angelopulos Dental made the donation for the grant and selected the winner. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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