Students in San Benito County hit the books for an annual reading contest hosted by the San Benito County Office of Education.
According to an announcement from the office:
The San Benito County Office of Education is excited to announce that our students across the county were challenged to collectively read 3 million words over the summer and CRUSHED that challenge by reading 6,451,127 words which equates to 18,338 books.
The San Benito County Office of Education provided awards to students with our partnering districts from across the county.
The following awards were provided:
- A trophy was provided to the student who read the most words county-wide
- A pizza party was provided to the school who on average read the most words (Spring Grove)
- A “brag tag” charm and necklace was provided to the student who read the most words from each school
- A reading champion charm/necklace was provided to the top reader from each class
- A certificate was awarded to the teacher who had the most words read combined from their class
- A reaching trophy charm/necklace was provided to each student from the class that read the most words combined
The highest student reader in the county was Emma Reyna from North County School with a total word count of 565,011.
The Second highest student reader in the county was Flor Sandoval from San Juan school with a total word count of 313,316.
Congratulations to both young ladies for being reading champions!