Anthony Hemmitt was sitting in his third grade classroom at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, paying attention to his teacher, Mrs. Wolf, when the door opened and his mom, Chereen Hemmitt, sister Jennifer, 22, and two brothers, 7th grader Andre and Aaron, 21 months old, walked in along with his principal, Penny Derr, and assistant principal, Joshua Krebs.
The look on his face registered surprise and maybe a little bit of "Oh, oh. What did I do wrong?"
Mrs. Wolf asked her students why it was important to read. The students responded with answers like, "It makes you smart."