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Emerson hosts Literacy Day

November 4, 2013

Emerson Reading To Succeed Parent-School liaison Kristen Burnett helps 7-year-old Ian Pickle and his mother Elizabeth Pickle select a book at Emerson Family Resource Center’s Family Literacy Day Saturday. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)

They call themselves “Lemerson” — a portmanteau combining the Emerson Family Resource Center where they volunteer and the lemon-yellow color of the shirts that identify them as volunteers with Mississippi State University’s Day One Leadership Community.

Day One challenges freshmen to build leadership skills by organizing events that give back to the community. Kelsey Huggins, a junior in MSU’s Montgomery Leadership program, said Day One was subdivided into multiple teams with their own nicknames, and the team she led chose the nickname Lemerson.

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