Blue Flame News · Reading with the Blue Flame

Reading with the Blue Flame enjoyed a fun reading session with Mrs. Gilstrap and Ms. Lawson’s 4K class at Hagood Elementary Friday.  Griffin Mason (Varsity Cross Country), Samuel Maw (Varsity Football), and Abby Walsh (Varsity Cheer) served as the day’s guest readers.  Special thanks to Mrs. Karen Williamson for the book of the week: Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean.  We were so excited to see the 4K students dressed up as their favorite book characters today!  Our student-athletes shared the titles of some of their favorite books with Mrs. Gilstrap’s class and enjoyed a lively Q and A after reading.  Thanks to Mrs. Gilstrap, Ms. Lawson, and Mrs. Alexander at Hagood for allowing our students to have this opportunity.  Enjoy your weekend!  Go Blue Flame!  Best, Ashley Butler


Ashley Fisher Butler, Ed.D.
English Department
Varsity cheer coach
Pickens High School
150 Blue Flame Drive
Pickens, SC 29671

864-397-3600, extension 3635


“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai