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Read Today honors top readers, kicks off new challenge

Read Today honors top readers, kicks off new challenge

By Nadine Wimmer | Posted - Sep. 3, 2010 at 11:08 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- As high school sports rivals took to the field Friday night, the winners of a reading rivalry also got their moment in the spotlight.

Chopper 5 gave a tour of the city to some of the top students in the Read Today Summer Challenge.

CLICK HERE to go to the Read Today website
CLICK HERE to go to the Read Today website

They logged thousands of reading minutes, so Emily of Monroe Elementary and Braydon of Copper Canyon Elementary got their rewards.

A few thousand children took part in the summer challenge and logged more than 3 .5 million minutes. That's an important accomplishment, because summer reading ensures students don't lose ground over the summer months. They're ready to start the school year moving forward.

We hope all families will read together every day. To encourage that, we're offering parents a resource.

This week, we're ready to launch our School Edition of the Read Today Challenge. Go to ReadToay.com and register your children. Even those who already took part in the summer challenge will need to re-register.

Students and their schools can then qualify for prizes, including a visit from Chopper 5.

KSL has produced a DVD for parents and schools that emphasizes the importance of families reading together. To view it or download it, CLICK HERE.

If your school would like a copy of the DVD, e-mail KSL using the "Contact" form on the Read Today website or CLICK HERE.

E-mail: dwimmer@ksl.com

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