Westside Elementary celebrates opening of Ben Carson Reading Room
Students, teachers, and local officials were on hand Monday morning, Oct. 22, to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Ben Carson Reading Room in Westside Elementary School’s media center.
In addition to several school officials and community leaders, Dr. Ben Carson’s wife Candy was in attendance to join the celebration.
The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund that provides funding for schools to create a literacyenriched environment for children to develop their reading skills. The cozy, nurturing setting promotes the importance of everyday leisure reading.
West Side Elementary School music teacher and current Ringgold City Councilman Kelly Bomar says the room is a great addition to the school.
“Being able to benefit from this donation by the Holland Family Foundation and the Carson Scholars Fund is such a huge benefit for the whole West Side community,” Bomar said. “By having a space set aside to