Geist says turnout was great for inaugural program.

The inaugural "Rise and Read" program took place last week at Highland Elementary School from 7:30 to 8 a.m. each morning in the school's reading room.  Students, parents, grandparents, friends, and staff were invited to come in before school and jump-start their day with reading.  

Despite the storm day interruptions, third grade teacher Sara Geist said the turnout for the three remaining days was great. In the photo,