First Lady Congratulates Nevada Students


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Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - September 19, 2013

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval today congratulated the Nevada students who read for 152,044 minutes as part of the 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge.

“Reading is an integral part of learning and I congratulate each and every Nevada student who participated in this summer reading challenge,” First Lady Kathleen Sandoval said. “Not only were students expanding their horizons through books this summer, but they are also arriving at school ready to continuing learning.”

As part of the Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free program designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer months when school is out, kids representing all 50 states and 30 countries read for 176,438,473 minutes, breaking last year’s world record of 95,859,491 minutes. In addition to logging their minutes, children participated in weekly reading challenges, earned virtual rewards and contributed to their school’s overall minutes.

In Nevada, students at Dooley Elementary School in Henderson logged 85,176 minutes, making them the #1 school in the state.

“The students at Dooley Elementary School are to be commended for their impressive response to this challenge,” First Lady Kathleen Sandoval added. “Reading for 85,176 minutes is a job very well done!”

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