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Gilbert Students rise to reading challenge

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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2:02 pm

Challenged to read, students in Gilbert Unified School District’s VIK (Very Important Kid) before- and after school program took to their books.

Students across the district read 4,137 hours between Oct. 17 and March 23 during the VIK Club read-a-thon.

Islands Elementary lead all schools with VIK Club students logging 536 hours of book time.

With more than 100 hours of reading, Amanda Stralko from Finley Farms Elementary was the top reader, followed by Talan Peralta from Settler’s Point Elementary who read nearly 85 hours.

The program was supported by a grant from Target. There were incentives for individual students and drawings for prizes for school VIK Club sites.

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