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This summer, Cedargrove sponsored a Summer Reading Challenge. Cedargrove’s Librarian, Kristen White, challenged students to read ten books over the summer in their target level. This would be about one book a week. Mrs. White gave each student a reading log with their name and target level, and she collected donated books and prizes to hand out at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Students began turning in their parent signed reading logs as soon as the office opened for the new school year. After two weeks, 43 completed reading logs were turned in. This ranged from two kindergarteners to sixth graders. 2nd and 5th grade had the highest participation rate. Each student was rewarded with a certificate, treat package, and a new book in front of their class. One of the winners was voted this year’s ASB student body president. Students were excited and proud of their classmates’ achievements. This program is certain to grow next summer. Mrs. White’s goal in all of this is to reduce the summer reading loss that occurs each year and continue to build better students and thereby better citizens.