Rocks Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary, Juniper Elementary and Pioneer Elementary all opened new Reading Rooms last week thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund. The fund, created by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, create Reading Rooms for children that combat illiteracy and promote an interest in reading. This photo was taken at Pioneer Elementary. Show (from left) Dr. Luis Ibarra, Superintendent of Escondido Union School District; Melina Quon, Principal of Pioneer Elementary; Paul “Mac” McNamara, mayor of Escondido; Consuelo Martinez, deputy mayor of Escondido; Amy Copeland, Impact teacher at Pioneer Elementary. Far right is Librarian Diane Todd at Pioneer Elementary. Sitting with the Pioneer Elementary students is Candy Carson.