Miss N.C. supporting literacy in eastern N.C.

Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins at the Washington County Library in Plymouth

RALEIGH — Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins is traveling across eastern N.C. this week in celebration of Read Across America Day on March 2. The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The day is celebrated across the country by thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers.

Huggins will travel to nine counties as she tours the state during her year-long reign as Miss North Carolina. Her stops this week include Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington counties. “It’s my goal to reach all 100 counties and these nine counties are areas that I have not reached yet,” said Huggins.

At her stops on Monday and Tuesday, Huggins read books to students and gave out books at Martin County’s Edna Andrews Elementary in Oak City, East End Elementary in Robersonville, and Jamesville Elementary in Jamesville, Perquimans County’s Central School in Winfall, and Bertie County’s Windsor Elementary in Windsor. She also visited the Washington County Public Library in Plymouth.

She will travel to Chowan and Gates counties on Wednesday, Pasquotank and Currituck counties on Thursday, and end her tour in Camden on Friday.