This morning, First Lady Dianne Bentley spent time with the students, faculty, and staff of ED Nixon Elementary. It was her fourth out of five stops for her Scholastic Book Donation tour. Mrs. Bentley particularly enjoyed this stop because she had the opportunity to meet some of her neighbors.
She was greeted by Principal Belle and ushered into the library to meet with and read to some of the school's third and fourth grade students. Mrs. Bentley shared about her love of reading and what it is like living within the walls of the Mansion. The students were most impressed by the pool shaped like the state of Alabama. Following her time in the library, the First Lady toured the school. Each morning for the first hour, classes spend time reading together. It was so impressive that in each classroom, students were sitting there captivated by the story being read. At the end, Mrs. Bentley sat down for an interview for the WEDN Action News. This was the youngest reporter and camera man that she has ever gotten to meet; they were in the third grade.
Mrs. Bentley hopes to continue working with this school in the future, especially since they are so close to her new home.