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Miss North Carolina Celebrates Read Across America with NCAE

State’s reigning queen is also a future teacher

RALEIGH, N.C. Feb. 23, 2011 Adrienne Core Miss North Carolina March 2, 2011 North Carolina

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. " Miss America

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"My brother-in-law reads lots of books about history. I love mysteries and really enjoyed the Harry Potter series. Reading is so important to developing creativity and imagination in children," she said.

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In August, after her royal year is completed, Core will return to school to pursue a master’s degree in math education. Core plans to become a teacher. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in math education, earned as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She has already completed her student teaching at Cary High School and remembers Read Across America being celebrated during her time there.

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"I always knew teaching was for me," Core said. "I did well in math and science, and people tried to tell me to go into other fields to make more money, but for me teaching is a calling. It’s not an easy way to go, but when you know it’s for you, you have to pursue it. You do it because you love it."

Core also has words of support and understanding for educators during this time of talk about budget cuts. She knows that educators are "doing everything they can for students, finding ways to help children, and keeping the children’s interest first."

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SOURCE North Carolina Association of Educators

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