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Central Learning students receive books, encouragement to read
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The Effingham County Cheerleaders perform a cheer to encourage the younger students to read. - photo by Photo by Sandi Van Orden

The first distribution of books to pre school students was made at the Central Learning Center Monday.

Students from CLC and Marlow Learning Center will receive three free books during the year due to funding from Reading is Fundamental and Capitol One.

The night began with cheers from the Effingham County High School competition cheerleaders and a demonstration of what the cheerleaders must demonstrate during competitions.

Cheerleading advisor Katie Ward told the CLC students that in order to participate in cheerleading, or any other extracurricular activity, students must maintain high grades.

The students then broke into groups to have the cheerleaders read to them, chose a book to take home, read the book they chose and ate dinner.