2020 Constitution Day Reading Video

The Next President book coverIn 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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Judge Gilmore smiles at the viewer while holding a copy of the book

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"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)


HBA volunteer reading to a class over Zoom
Lauren Richter (Baker Botts L.L.P.) reading to students at Rummel Creek Elementary School in Spring Branch ISD.

HBA President reading to multiple classes over Zoom

Bill Kroger (HBA President) reading to students at Beasley Elementary in Lamar CISD.














Thank you, reading volunteers

Christie Cardon
Karan Ciotti
Angela DeSilva
Kaylan Dunn
Mynde Eisen
Hon. Vanessa Gilmore
Amanda Harmon
Gary Johnson

Suewan Johnson
Elizabeth Kirby
Abby Kotun
Bill Kroger
Chanler Langham
Jennifer LeMaster
Hon. Erin Lunceford
Stephanie Ng

Michele Oncken
Lauren Richter
Ronald Robertson
Meagan Scott
Rehana Vohra
R. Alex Weatherford
Allison Williams
Erica Winsor