Fillmore students rewarded for reading

Fillmore students rewarded for reading


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FILLMORE — Few things get kids to hit the books like a chance to put the principal in a dunking tank.

KSL News had to see this, so Chopper 5 flew to Fillmore Elementary School Tuesday, where the students surprised us with a playground welcome.

Fillmore students take part in our Read Today tutoring program, and they've read more than 1.5 million minutes this year.

With the goal met, the principal delivered on her promise to get dunked, as city and school leaders cheered her on.

"As mayor, it makes me so proud to know that these kids and volunteers put all that time in," said Fillmore Mayor Eugene Larson, "and the benefits that are going to come at them are going to be something you can't measure throughout their whole lifetime."

Since the students have been making such great progress, Big-O Tires provided them $1,000 in books.

For more on the Read Today program, visit www.readtoday.com.

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