Reese Elementary School volunteer Susan Petersen has donated more than 400 hours over the past two years to bring a reading project there. She has also solicited close to two dozen fellow volunteers through the Parent-Teacher Association to create a program that helps students choose appropriate age-level books.
She recently received a San Joaquin A+ Spirit of Literacy Award, which is given to parents who have contributed time and energy to promote literacy at the school or in the community, and was honored at a reception in September.
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