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Jerryd Bayless will serve as "Principal for the Day" at Crosswind Elementary

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MEMPHIS, January 23, 2013 – Grizzlies’ guard and All-Star Reading Team member Jerryd Bayless will serve as Principal for the Day at Crosswind Elementary School (831 Shelton Rd., Collierville 38017) as part of the Grizzlies’ Read to Achieve initiative sponsored by International Paper on Thursday. (This event is not open to the public).

Bayless will be on-hand to visit classrooms and encourage students to read regularly as they participate in the Read to Achieve Reading Challenge. The Read to Achieve Reading Challenge is a six-week program that encourages students to read at least six books in six weeks outside of the standard classroom curriculum.

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