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Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Florida Southern College


LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — Former First Lady Laura Bush will speak at Florida Southern College in Lakeland in May.

Laura Bush will speak about the importance of child literacy at a May 4 fundraising luncheon to benefit the Roberts Academy, which is the college’s elementary school for gifted children with dyslexia.

The Roberts Academy is the only transitional elementary school for students with dyslexia in the state. The college said in a press release that the school is delighted to host Mrs. Bush, especially after hosting her daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, for last year’s event.

500 parents, supporters, and friends of The Roberts Academy are expected to attend the event. It is open to the public at a cost of $125 person, and seating is limited to 500.Learn more about attending the luncheon. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW: 

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