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Lower school students excel in summer reading challenge

During the summer, 51 students from grades junior kindergarten to sixth grade participated in the Summer Reading Bingo Challenge.

Students participated as a part of the Lower School library’s Read to Succeed program.

The program gave students various challenges to complete over the summer to hinder the academic slide, according to librarian Laurel Oshiro.

Too often the two-month period of summer means students regress and knowledge is lost.

Each completed challenge filled a spot on the bingo sheet. To complete the challenge students needed to blackout 25 spots.

Some of the challenges included reading a book with a friend, reading at the public library or reading without being asked.

Oshiro said, “I was really impressed that so many students were excited to complete so many reading challenges. The program helped motivate a lot of students to read during the summer.”

The prizes for completing the challenge were from the library’s treasure box or a certificate if students completed the blackout.

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