VERNON - Florida First Lady Ann Scott stopped by Vernon Elementary School Wednesday to read to students and talk about her passion for the written word.

“Strong reading skills set students up for success in the classroom and beyond, and I am honored to have the opportunity to help our state’s students foster an appreciation for literacy,” said Scott. “As a grandmother, I cherish the time I spend reading to my four young grandsons and seeing their eyes light up as they are introduced to new and exciting stories. I encourage all Florida students and families to make reading a part of their daily routines.”