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Students from Michael Campbell's third-grade class at U.S. Jones Elementary greeted Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley to the school Thursday afternoon.
Students from Michael Campbell's third-grade class at U.S. Jones Elementary greeted Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley to the school Thursday afternoon.

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First Lady Bentley visits U.S. Jones Elementary

Published 3:54pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley visited U.S. Jones Elementary School while she was in Demopolis on Thursday.

She toured the school with school principal Leon Clark and members of the fifth-grade honor club and read to students in the school’s library following the tour.

First Lady Dianne Bentley reads to students at U.S. Jones.
First Lady Dianne Bentley reads to students at U.S. Jones.

“I like to visit schools when I go to different parts of the state,” she said. “I like to tell students about Montgomery and where we live.”

During the tour, Bentley visited the classrooms at the school, and during her visit to the gym to see a physical education class, she played Wii Bowling, which students were excited to see.

Students in Kristi Stokes' class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.
Students in Kristi Stokes’ class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.

She read “Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover” to about 60 students and told them some different facts about Alabama.

Bentley spent an hour at the school Thursday afternoon interacting with students and teachers.

Students in Stephanie Pittman's class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.
Students in Stephanie Pittman’s class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.

“I try to make it a point to visit different schools,” she said. “I usually get to three to four schools a month.”

Students in Stephanie Polk's class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.
Students in Stephanie Polk’s class are shown with First Lady Dianne Bentley.

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