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Carrie Underwood Stars in Oklahoma Literacy Campaign

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The third-season champion of American Idol, Carrie Underwood is the poster child for many young girls. Now she's literally the poster child for the Oklahoma Library Association's "Read Y'all" literacy campaign, as well.

Carrie Underwood Stars in Oklahoma Literacy CampaignPosters featuring the country singer from Checotah, Oklahoma, will be distributed free to every academic, public, school and special library in the state, according to Buffy Edwards, the official coordinator of the campaign.

The rising country star attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.

Other Oklahoma natives to appear on the posters include country star Toby Keith, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, actor James Garner, author Dana Dunbar and New Orleans Hornets star Desmond Mason. Governor Brad Henry and first lady Kim Henry were featured on the first poster in 2003.

"I think Carrie Underwood just represents Oklahoma in such a positive manner. She's grounded in her upbringing. She's proud of her state. She appeals to a very wide age range," Edwards said.

"I think America fell in love with Carrie Underwood on American Idol, and we're very lucky she's from our state."

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If she ever shows up, ask her if she remembers Kristies brother Jason Rhodes. They met in college,NSU I think.

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I am a special education teacher in the Mid-Del school district near Oklahoma City. I also am a 2006 graduate of NSU. I was wondering if I could get a signed Reading / Literacy poster of Carrie for our Library. I know that my special needs students would really get a kick out of it. Of course if she is ever in the area my classroom door is always open for a visit. Thank You Very Much and God Bless
Bonnie Richmond
Special Education
Epperly Heights Elementary
3805 Del Road
Del City, Oklahoma 73155

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