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Students recognized as reading all stars


Noah Hunt, left, and Brizeida Villafana-Cruz received bikes at an awards ceremony last Wednesday morning at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School recreation room. The bikes were given by the Coulee Dam Masonic Lodge for excellence in reading for students from kindergarten through second grade. -- Roger Lucas photo

Students at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School received awards in a special ceremony last Wednesday in the school's Accelerated Reading Program.

Making the awards was Aaron Derr, elementary library reading specialist.

The following students earned the top reader award and a $25 Amazon gift card for their grade level. Finn Beery, kindergarten; Emry Piturachsatit, first grade; Noah Hunt, second grade; Celeste LaPlace, third grade; Brit Egbert, fourth grade; Showaway Hunt, fifth grade; and Mikayla Harris, sixth grade.

The following students were recognized as Accelerated Reading All Stars for exceeding reading expectations and obtaining 250 or more reading points: Michelle Stanger, Showaway Hunt, Celeste LaPlace, Ty Rimpler, Jozlyn St. John, Lillie LaPlace and Mikayla Harris.

Mikayla Harris was given a special award of a $100 Amazon gift card for setting a new school record for reading, gaining 1,000.7 points The student closest to her had 542 points.

Points are earned by logging into the AR website and taking a quiz in the book the student has just read. Typically books range in the 0.5- to 15-point value range.

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