Reading gets results at Cherry Valley Elementary. Pictured: (l-r) Librarian Nelda Brangwin, 3rd grader Matthew Olson, 5th grader Ashley Ackland and 1st grader Brian Carroll.
DUVALL--On May 14, 221 students, parents and staff were honored at Cherry Valley Elementary for their reading. Gold medals were presented to those who had been keeping track of their reading between Thanksgiving Day and April 20. Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade kept track of the number of books they read and students 3rd through 5th grade and adults kept track of the number of pages read.The program receives support from the Duvall Community Club and the PTA. King County librarian Kathy Huber, School Board member Laura Ritter and Principal Doug Pierce presented the gold medals to the readers.
Librarian Nelda Brangwin reports that the success of this read-a-thon indicates the support familes give to recreational reading. Two families, the Runolfsons and the Keros, all participated and received gold medals. One grandmother also participated.
Mrs. Chris Hauser's 1st grade was the only class in which all students earned gold medals.
Receiving special recognition were 1st grader Brian Carroll, who read 795 books; 3rd grader Matthew Olson, who read 11,352 pages and 5th grader Ashley Ackland, who received 260 points through the Accelerated Reader program.