Highway Patrol Reading their Way into the Hearts of Local Kids

Local Highway Patrol take their responsibility to protect and serve the public seriously and that goes beyond keeping community members safe on the roads. Troopers are making time this school year to visit local elementary schools to read to the kids and the experience is being cherished on both sides. “My favorite part are the hugs I’ve received,” shares Sgt. Kellie Oaks, who says her visits have included games of Simon Says in addition to reading timeless children’s stories. As one classroom thanked her for coming, a little boy told Sgt. Oaks he could tell she really loves children. “I’m so grateful they could feel that because my heart was overflowing with love and gratitude every single second I was in their presence,” says Sgt. Oaks. “I hope they will love reading and find joy in holding, smelling, and reading books like I do.” More local classrooms will enjoy this special experience in 2017.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.