16th annual golf scramble helps those with dyslexia

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hindman Settlement School hosted its annual golf scramble at Stone Crest Golf Course.

This is the sixteenth year for the event to help benefit the Dyslexia Intervention Program. This program is designed to help students with their reading and writing to ensure they stay on track with their graduating class.

"In Eastern Kentucky, we have a lot of students who struggle with dyslexia and in their schools," said Brent Hutchinson, Executive Director of Hindman Settlement School. "They have difficulty connecting at a reading level by their grade and so what we want to do is make sure that by the time they finish third grade they are at reading level with the rest of their peers."

The Dyslexia Intervention Program is in its 40th year and Hutchinson says will continue to be a part of the school.

Program graduate Blake Justice participated in the event and says it was the best decision he ever made. "It was hard to spell four-letter words. I was way behind everyone in my class. And then after I started the program it just progressively got really easy," he said.

A testament that this program is here to stay.