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Orem students rewarded with $1,000 worth of books

By Nadine Wimmer | Posted - Mar. 13, 2012 at 10:16 p.m.


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OREM — The wind blew in a surprise Tuesday for several hundred kids in Orem who have been reading up a storm.

Chopper 5 and Clifford arrived at Northridge Elementary School with $1,000 worth of books for students, who take part in KSL's Read Today program.

With the help of tutors, the students' reading skills are improving. In fact, one student has gone from a grade behind to right on target — it's hard to say who's more proud: he or his mom.

"I was like at level B and became at level L now," Max Johnson said.

"I was devastated. I didn't realize how far behind he was," said Joanna Johnson, Max's mom.

Big O Tires helped provide much needed books.

"It has nothing to do with tires; it has everything to do with ... we live here, and like I said, it's our kids, the kids that we love," said Parley Holliday, with Big O Tires.

For more on Read Today rewards, visit www.readtoday.com.

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