Over the summer, the L.P. Quinn Elementary School hosted the Summer Reading Challenge.
Research shows that students who read at least four books over the summer have a greater chance of maintaining their reading level and avoiding the dreaded summer slide. The winner of the school's grand prize, an iPad 2, was Elli Dukett.
The school also held a raffle for two iPad minis.
L.P. Quinn Summer Reading Challenge
winners Ruby LaDue (grade 4) and Emma Kavanagh (grade 1) are pictured with teacher and reading intervention coordinator Michelle Lamere, left, and Principal Carolyn Merrihew. Eighty-four students participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, which was sponsored by Aspen Dental with its purchase of two iPad minis and protective covers.
The school divided the participating students into two groups: kindergarten through second grade and third through sixth grades. The students had to read four books, fill in their reading log and return the reading log to the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library. There, the librarians helped the students fill out a raffle ticket. The students could read as many books and fill in as many reading logs as they wanted.
Last year, the school had 55 participants. This year, it had 84.