Governor Surprises Piñon Elementary Student With Grand Prize In Summer Reading Challenge

Gov. Susana Martinez surprises 2nd grade student Rocko Del Mauro Monday at Piñon Elementary School. The Governor announced that Del Mauro is a grand prize winner of the Summer Reading Challenge. Courtesy/LAPS

Alberta and Ronald Heil (grandparents), Diana Del Mauro (mom), Summer Reading Challenge grand prize winner Rocko Del Mauro, Gov. Susana Martinez and David Del Mauro (dad) celebrate the 2nd graders achievement Monday at Piñon Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Gov. Susanna Martinez visited Piñon Elementary School in White Rock Monday to award a grand prize to 2nd grader Rocco Del Mauro for his participation in the Summer Reading Challenge.   

Over the summer, Del Mauro read 12 books and submitted an essay on “What I love about New Mexico”. The Governor’s visit was a secret and a surprise for Del Mauro.

In addition, each principal will be planning a school celebration to recognize every student who participated in the summer reading program. Participants will receive $50 in Chamber Checks. 

Los Alamos had about 80 student participants, which is more than 10 percent of the statewide total.

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