By Sean P. Ray | Managing Editor
ALLEGHENY CITY CENTRAL — On a pleasant September morning, a group of Pittsburgh King PreK-8 students sat together on the school’s enclosed patio to have a story read to them.
However, while storytime is an honored tradition of elementary school, this was a special occasion. Why? Because it was Mr. Mike reading to them.
With his loud voice, he made sure all the kids heard him. With his sweeping hand gestures, he brought the story to life. And with his many forms of audience participation, he kept the students’ attention for over an hour.
For the kids, it was a magical moment. For Mike Nichols, it was the latest storytime in a bit of public service he has performed for more than three decades. At this point, he’s a practiced hand at reading to young kids, and he has no plans on stopping now.
Check out the October edition of The Northside Chronicle for the full story.