Dearborn District Court Chief Judge Richard Wygonik recently made a visit to to speak with students about the importance of reading. Wygonik also read to the students.
Wygonik, a graduate of Dearborn Public Schools, said academic and professional achievement are directly linked to active reading and the development of language skills.
"Reading is an important skill that is not only necessary for academic success, but in adult life as well," Wygonik said. "The ability to learn about new subjects, find useful information and grow as a person depends on the ability to read."
Wygonik, a graduate of , has been a practicing attorney since 1972 and has held a seat on the bench of Dearborn's since 2005.
Judge Wygonik thanked Geer Park Principal Andrea Awada and teachers Beth Gorman and Mary Timpf for inviting him to participate in Geer Park's Reading Month activities.
"I appreciate the invitation and enjoyed spending time with Geer Park Elementary School students," Wygonik said. "I look forward to visiting with them again soon."