GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (GRPS) — The Alger Middle School National Honor Society scholars celebrated Reading Month with the young children at Mulick Park Elementary School.

Participating scholars partnered with kindergarteners and read books to the younger children. The scholars from Alger found themselves returning to the elementary school they attended and had a chance to reconnect with former teachers. 

"I like books of magic, mystery, and animals,” said Emmilin, an Alger eighth-grader. “Coming here to read to these little kids seemed like a good way to share how much I like reading."

"I really like helping others, and reading to the kindergarteners is one way of me being helpful,” said Emma, an Alger seventh-grade scholar. “I get to see their happy little faces as we go through the stories together."

"I think it’s really important for them to start learning how to read so that when they are in middle school they can go to a school and read to students like I am,” said Tashaun, an eighth-grade scholar. “This is something that I like doing.” 

Each kindergartner received a colorful bag containing a Dr. Seuss book, pencils, fidget toys, and candy.