NSU First Lady, student volunteers support literacy at local school

Northwestern State University First Lady Jennifer Maggio read to second graders at L.P. Vaughn Monday as part of her on-going service initiative Forks Up for Literacy. Following a long career as a teacher and school administrator, Maggio has actively encouraged student groups and others to assist with needs in the community, particularly with literacy and mentoring. In the third year of her service initiative, Maggio and NSU students have been volunteering in the library at L.P. Vaughn Elementary to help Librarian Rachel Lyddy and be positive role models for the youngsters.

Bailey McConnell of Natchitoches, a freshman nursing major at Northwestern State University, is one of several student volunteers participating in NSU First Lady Jennifer Maggio’s child literacy initiative. NSU students from the President’s Leadership Program and other student organizations volunteer in the library at L.P. Vaughn Elementary where they read to youngsters, help in reading centers, organize books and sort items for fund raisers.