Throwback Tuesday: Yianni Kourakis at West Kingston Elementary

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WEST KINGSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – On a day when students all over the country were committed to “Drop Everything and Read,” WPRI-TV sports director Yianni Kourakis joined the kindergarten and first grade classes at West Kingston Elementary School Tuesday to read a book — instead of his scripts about sports news.

Yianni himself went to West Kingston Elementary “back in the 90s.”

Play the video to see some highlights of the day.

The “Drop Everything and Read” initiative was inspired by the children’s novel Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary, and is celebrated annually on April 12, Mrs. Cleary’s birthday.

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