Challenges spur student reading

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During the second quarter of the school year, students in Mrs. Lindsay Nolte’s English-language arts classes took part in a reading challenge. The goal was to read the highest number of pages as part of a group. Three different sections of seventh and eighth graders read books of their own interest and kept track of the number of pages they read.

Each week, students recorded their book choices as well as pages read during class. Nolte updated the totals and posted them each week for students to see in her classroom during the friendly 10-week competition. The winning section was 7A and included 14 motivated seventh graders who collectively read almost 30,000 pages! They enjoyed a movie and popcorn during class on Wed., Jan. 13.

Valley FiberCom donated a variety of prizes that readers could win. Students selected from blue tooth speakers, flashlights, baseball and stocking hats, socks, hand sanitizer and bookmarks. Top readers included Chase Temme, Breyten Johnson, Logan Griffith, Logan Nielsen and Tanner Tolzin.

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