Angela Ducey, Arizona’s first lady, visited Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School in Nogales on May 8 to promote summer reading.
The office of Gov. Doug Ducey has partnered with Scholastic, a publishing company that specializes in children’s literature, to enlist first ladies from around the country to read books at schools and to provide free books for school libraries or individual students.
Coronado was selected for the first lady’s visit and book donation by the organizations Read On Arizona, in conjunction with A for Arizona, as being an exemplary school model for reading, said Dawn Wallace, spokeswoman for the governor’s office.
Angela Ducey toured the school and read the book “Ice Cream Summer” to a group of 25 first- and second-graders. She then autographed books with a personal message to each of those students.
Principal Sandra Jimenez said the students were very excited by Ducey’s visit and the school was prepared to shine.
“Reading is such an important skill and our students are even more enthusiastic than ever following this visit,” Jimenez said. “It was a privilege to host such a wonderful event and such a gracious lady as Mrs. Angela Ducey.”
For more information or assistance, contact Governor Ducey's press office: (602) 542-1342.