All smiles: Avery Howell, 5, greets her grandmother, Debbie Brashears, during the Kindergarten 101 graduation party Friday at Head Start, 311 Baldwin St. The program is sponsored by the Hancock County Purdue Extension Office. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Debbie Brashears had just raised her camera to snap a photo of her granddaughter when the tow-headed 5-year-old rushed toward her with a squeal of delight.
Avery, donning a bright yellow shirt with “Kindergarten 101” on the front, paused just long enough to pose for one snapshot before rejoining her classmates.
Twenty-three youngsters graduated Friday from K101, a free school readiness class aimed at preparing soon-to-be kindergartners for the classroom.