Queens Who Read

Roseville Community Charter School Celebrates Women’s History Month

In celebration of International Women’s Day and in alignment with their literacy initiatives, Roseville Community Charter School (RCCS) hosted its third annual “Queens Who Read” Literacy Event on Friday, March 8th.The sister event to their annual “Kings Who Read”- Dr. MLK Jr. Literacy Event held every January, this event provides an opportunity for special women in the community and the lives of the scholars to help reinforce the importance of reading to lifelong success.

RCCS’ Student Leaders helped make the event a success. Cheerleaders performed a special welcome for each queen; Student Council officers greeted each one; Peer Leaders presented Certificates of Participation and Safety, and Patrol scholars escorted every queen to her assigned class.

Queen readers included: Councilwoman LaMonica McIver (Newark), Councilwoman Wartyna Davis (Bloomfield), Judge Andrea N. Mazzula–Adames (Perth Amboy); Rev. Linda Jefferson, First Lady of Metropolitan Baptist Church (Newark); Councilwoman Louise Scott- Roundtree (Newark), Judge Chandra Rainey Cole, Esq. (Essex County), Pastor Mary Searight, Abundant Life Family Worship Church (New Brunswick), Annette Harrell Vick, President BAO Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Maria Andrade, RCCS Board President Emeritus, Dana M. Whitfield, Esq., Partner at Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein, P.C., Dr. Charity Dacey, RCCS Board Trustee and Dean of Touro’s School of Education, and RCCS Executive Director and Superintendent Dr. Dionne Ledford,