Laura Kaeppeler participated in the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer enrichment events sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education today in Washington, D.C. this week.
The Department’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move! series increases awareness of the critical importance of summer learning and encourages all adults to read to children.
As part of the series, the Department invited Cabinet members, administration officials, and other public figures to join in reading children’s books, promoting healthy lifestyles, and participating in games and fitness activities with children in pre-kindergarten through third grade, from various local schools and summer programs.
Laura was joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton, and former NFL player, LaVar Arrington. During the pre-show activities Laura sang her own rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” Following her performance, Laura and LeVar both served as guest readers.
Afterward, Laura acted as a celebrity mover by leading students in games and other activities, as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to encourage the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Following the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! series, Laura visited the Capitol to tour and meet with State Representatives to discuss educational issues including arts education and STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Miss America 2012 continues to promote the Miss America Organization's commitment to education.
Source: MAO Photo: From left: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Former NFL player LaVar Arrington, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, and host of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton