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It’s reading, reading, and more reading for the studious students at PS 207. Children in grades two through eight were charged with reading for at least 15 minutes every day during July and August in the annual Summer Reading Challenge sponsored by Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D–Marine Park). Wait a second, it’s January! Yeah, but because of Sandy, the awards were postponed from October until Dec. 11.
In the better-late-than-never category, our pal Rep. Maisel came to the school and presented each daring-doer with a Reading Certificate.
“The youngsters that participated are children who have earned this certificate because they went out of their way to improve their education,” he shared with Standing O.
The parents were over-the-top proud and the children were over-the-top ecstatic to receive the certificates. Standing O is not only over-the-top proud, but also really amazed that these adventurous learners were able to pick up a book for 15 minutes every day to read, especially when they could have been out in the pool, the beach, playing, or even lolling around and relaxing the summer away (that’s what Standing O, bad role model that she can be, would have done).
Some of the accomplished academics who received certificates were Anthony Troiso, Joseph Allen, Olivia Lieto, Paige Scherling, and Dylan Mendelsohn.
With the help of a calendar and a list of suggested titles, these students not only took the challenge — they aced it.
“I know that these children will be role models in the future because they take their education seriously,” Rep. Maisel commented. Heck, they are role models now.
PS 207 [4011 Fillmore Ave. between Coleman and Kimball streets in Marine Park, (718) 645–8139].
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