To celebrate and encourage reading, members of West Blocton High School's band, cheerleaders, and football teams came to read to Woodstock students. First, a school-wide pep rally was held where students heard the band play the West Blocton fight song, alum mater, and other peppy songs. They also heard from Woodstock's principal, Mrs. Shea Essman and West Blocton's new football coach, Dre'Mail King talk about the importance of reading.
Next, the band members, cheerleaders, and football players went to different classrooms to read books selected by the classroom teachers. Students enjoyed hearing the stories and then asking the students questions about high school.