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BSC Education Students Present Family Literacy Night, Emphasizing Multiculturalism, for Whitethorn Primary School Students & Families

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    Wednesday, February 19 2014
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103
family literacy night Bluefield State College senior education students (left-to-right) Amber Howington, Candace Flanagan, Stephanie Johnson, interact with Whitethorn Primary School students during the recent Family Literacy Night program at BSC. This year's event emphasized multiculturalism and attracted more than 200 Whitethorn students and parents.

(Bluefield)—More than 200 students and their parents from Whitethorn Primary School in Bluefield took part in the annual Family Literacy Night recently at Bluefield State College.  BSC senior education students organized presentations and interactive activities with an emphasis on multicultural activities and literature.

Greg Furrow, Whitethorn Primary School principal expressed appreciation for the contribution of BSC’s students to the program’s success, adding, “This program was a great way for parents and families to become participants in their children’s learning.”

Dr. Darrell Thompson, BSC faculty member and coordinator/field & clinical experiences, observed, “This is a wonderful example of collaboration among parents, students, BSC future teachers and the community.  The presentations were designed to enrich and benefit students with engaging, ‘hands on’ activities.”

Family Literacy Night is an annual event in which area schools and BSC senior education students work together to increase literacy awareness for students and their families.