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KDES students attend read-aloud at the US Department of Education

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KDES student Hiruni Hewapathirana introduced Kathy Powers, a teacher and chef from California who advocates for good nutrition for children, at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters as part of their "Let's Read! Let's Move!" campaign event held on July 9. (Photo: Ruth Reed)

A dozen KDES students went on a field trip to the U.S. Department of Education headquarters to take part in their "Let's Read! Let's Move!" campaign. KDES student Nomani Moreno-Ofiu introduced Secretary Arne Duncan to a crowd of more than 200 students, educators, parents, and media representatives. Duncan also read a story to the audience.

Also in attendance was Rep. John Kline, chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Michelle Kwan, a former Olympic ice skater and current member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

KDES student Hiruni Hewapathirana also introduced Kathy Powers, a teacher and chef from California who advocates for good nutrition for children.

After a brief presentation, the crowd of children from seven local schools and programs broke up into eight groups by random selection and played activities designed to encourage good fitness habits.

Select photos available on the KDES Facebook page.

More information on the "Let's Read! Let's Move!" campaign and the July 9 event.

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