2020 Constitution Day Reading Video
In celebration of Constitution Day 2020, Houston Bar Association members volunteered to virtually read The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents, by Kate Messner and Adam Rex, to elementary school classes throughout Harris County, September 17 through October 2, 2020.
Thank you to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore for recording this reading for the HBA's 2020 Constitution Day Reading program.
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Authors: Instagram @katemessner @mr.adamrex | Twitter @KateMessner @MrAdamRex
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How did your class like this year's HBA Constitution Day Reading? Please let us know using this feedback form.
"Thank you so much for reading to our students! You made it super fun, even through zoom! We truly appreciate you taking your time to help inspire our students to dream."
– First Baptist Academy (to Mynde Eisen)
"Thank you so much for the opportunity that our scholars at Sanchez Elementary had today! Mr. Weatherford went beyond our expectations of the program. He made an instant connection with our scholars by sharing his background information. He was extremely prepared to read to our students and they enjoyed it immensely. We cannot say thank you enough for the great presentation. We hope to continue to be a part of other events that you sponsor in the future."
– Sanchez Elementary
"Lauren Richter was fabulous and shared so much about the constitution. We had both virtual and in house students and watching the kids on the screen - they were all engaged. It was a perfect program."
– Rummel Creek Elementary
"I wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful presentation today. Our students were talking about it as the day went along, and it definitely created a lot of conversation. I feel that you have helped create some memories for many of our children, and we hope that our paths will cross again."
‐ Holy Spirit Episcopal School (to Hon. Erin Lunceford)
Lauren Richter (Baker Botts L.L.P.) reading to students at Rummel Creek Elementary School in Spring Branch ISD.
Bill Kroger (HBA President) reading to students at Beasley Elementary in Lamar CISD.
4th graders listening to the Honorable Vanessa Diane Gilmore of HBA read The Next President by K Messner & A Rex in Constitution Day! ?@HumbleISD_OE? @thehba @kateMessner #everychildeveryday #thehumblelibrarian pic.twitter.com/QwiyU1aCgi— Artzylibrarian (@Artzylibrarian1) September 17, 2020
Thank you @thehba for selecting The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents. Our students loved the unique facts about our previous presidents. Kaylan Dunn was an amazing presenter. #Thankful @Alief_Libraries @ChancellorComet pic.twitter.com/YHKRN0qC1l— Chancellor Library (@ChancellorLib) September 17, 2020
Thank you @thehba & Mr. Johnson for another wonderful #ConstitutionDay reading! This year's book, The Next President by @KateMessner had our @ME_Mustangs wondering which members of our class would serve as president one day ?? ?? #ServantLeaders pic.twitter.com/fMtDGbmnCR— Mellissa Sanchez (@mellissasanchez) September 22, 2020
Shout-out to Ms. Kirby from @thehba for reading ?? The Next President and speaking to @MrsAlejoHISD & Ms. @HBOsoria ‘s classes today about #ConstitutionDay !????? @HISDEastArea @HoustonISD @MrsPuenteHISD #TheRuckerWay #BeRadiant pic.twitter.com/olUOn0eiWU— Rucker Elementary (@RuckerHISD) September 30, 2020
Thank you , Alex Weatherford and Houston Bar Association for a wonderful read aloud The Next President! 2020 Constitution Day Virtual Reading program.@houstonbar @HISDEastArea @Ponce_East @Mireya_0512 @JoyTeed @LewWatson2 @rmena_97 @IndiaKoen @JenniferHewett8 pic.twitter.com/F0DdG3Nhd3— Maria Rivas (@Mrivas7Rivas) October 1, 2020
Thank you to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore for recording this reading of #TheNextPresident for the @thehba 2020 #ConstitutionDay reading program! @HumbleISD_OE pic.twitter.com/p5x7a8KSYu— Jaclyn Avants (@MrsAvants) September 17, 2020
My 5th-grade Virtual Learners LOVED the Constitution Day reading by US District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore today! We might have the next President among us- thanks for the inspiration! @thehba @KateMessner @MrAdamRex @ChronicleKids @BillHasseElem pic.twitter.com/ekHvkOpYVm— Cynthia HIlton (@Hilton4Hasse) September 17, 2020
@MRobinsonElem is a little late in celebrating #ConstitutionDay, but we appreciate @thehba for sending us a video of @KateMessner and @MrAdamRex book The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents. @CyFairISD pic.twitter.com/G6w8CaqsXj— Paula B (@MrsLibrarian) September 21, 2020
@SanchezES_HISD 5th grade is so thankful for Mr. Weatherford from @RappKrock for reading #TheNextPresident and sharing with our scholars how anything is possible @thehba @HISDEastArea @rmena_97 @SNGonzalez7 @IndiaKoen @Mireya_0512 @Mrivas7Rivas @ThomastheTeach pic.twitter.com/cZm4k8QUcy— Joy Teed (@JoyTeed) October 1, 2020
Thank you to @SanchezES_HISD and Osborne Elementary for having Alex Weatherford read to the students. We appreciate the schools and @thehba Lawyers for Literacy Committee for giving Alex this opportunity to give back to the community. pic.twitter.com/oUhCoP3L1O— Rapp & Krock, PC (@RappKrock) October 6, 2020
Thank you, reading volunteers
Hon. Vanessa Gilmore
Hon. Erin Lunceford
R. Alex Weatherford