Local Students Help Beat World Record for Reading

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If your child participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, they are winners – world-record winners! Students across the U.S. and in 29 countries set a new world record for this summer in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, reading 304,749,681 minutes. And North Carolina came in as one of the top five stataes with most minutes read in summer 2014! Two Charlotte-area schools were in the top 20 list for most minutes read.

Sun Valley Elementary in Monroe was No. 2 for most minutes read, with a whopping 10,925,325 minutes and will be featured in the 2015 Scholastic Book of World Records for this huge accomplishment.. Coming in at No. 11 is Ballantyne Elementary reading 3,534,504 minutes. Go Bears! That’s a huge accomplishment that deserves a shout out. 
Students logged their reading minutes online and via mobile app and earned digital rewards as they aimed to set a new world record for summer reading. What a great example of mixing and mingling traditional learning with technology. Each of the top 20 schools will receive a personalized plaque to congratulate them on their success this year. In addition, the school in each state that logged the most reading minutes will receive a plaque acknowledging their students’ summer reading achievements.

Congrats to all the readers out there, and continue the fun with these tips to raise a child who reads for fun.