Kingsport City Schools Announces Grand Opening of Ben Carson Reading Room

Published August 25, 2016 at 12:07 p.m.

WHAT: Kingsport City Schools Announces Grand Opening of Ben Carson Reading Room

WHEN: Friday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 1000 Summer Street, Kingsport, TN 37664

Kingsport City Schools, in conjunction with the Carson Scholars Fund, Domtar, and their suppliers, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room on Friday, August 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

“Abraham Lincoln Elementary is honored and thrilled to have been given the opportunity to offer a special place for students to further develop their love of reading,” said Lincoln Principal Shelia Newland.  “The Ben Carson Reading Room will give our Lincoln Lions a wonderful place to discover new adventures in a calm, positive and enriching environment.”

The Domtar Kingsport Mill partnered with Lincoln and the Carson Scholars Fund to create the new reading space.  “We are very proud to be a sponsor of the new Ben Carson Reading Room at Lincoln Elementary,” said Bill MacPherson, Domtar’s Kingsport Mill Manager.  “Through the efforts of mill volunteers and others, we transformed an existing space into a welcoming place for children to read.”  The Ben Carson Reading Room at Lincoln is the fourth of ten new reading rooms to open nationwide through the Domtar partnership.

For more information on the Carson Scholars Fund and the Ben Carson Reading Project, please visit or click here.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FMThe Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).