Mayor’s visit highlights Harris Academy “Kickoff to Education”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner attends Kickoff to Education event at Harris Academy.

Mayor Turner at Kickoff EventHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner is pictured with Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg, left, and Harris Academy Principal Cicely Bailey, right, as the Mayor was awarded a T-shirt to promote reading at Harris Academy during the school’s Kickoff to Education rally on Friday, Sept. 9.

The Mayor also received a key to the school. Mayor Turner was the keynote speaker at the event and stressed to Harris students the importance of reading. “One of the reasons I am where I am today is because I love reading,” Mayor Turner said.

“I didn’t come from a wealthy family. When I was young I traveled the globe by reading. Let me encourage you to read. The more you read, the more life will become so much clearer. Do me a favor and read as much as you can.” Dr. Bamberg also addressed the students and the Harris Academy Choir performed, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Assistant principal Star Jones organized the event.