Los Alamos Students Awarded Grand Prizes in Reading Challenge

LAPS News:

Three Los Alamos students were awarded grand prizes in the 2014 New Mexico True Reading Challenge.

  • Grace Xie, a fifth gradeer at Mountain Elementary School;
  • Rainy Ferrell, a first grader at Aspen Elementary School; and
  • Reyana Naranjo, a first grader at Mountain Elementary School.

Xie won a hot air balloon ride with Gov. Susana Martinez and a family four-pack of admission tickets to the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.

Ferrell has been invited to meet a Lobo head basketball coach and will receive free tickets to a Lobo basketball game. She also was invited to participate in a center-court ceremony at The Pit and will receive an autographed Lobo basketball.

Naranjo has the opportunity to meet an Aggie head basketball coach, will receive free tickets to an Aggie basketball game, is invited to participate in a center-court ceremony at The Pan Am Center and will receive an autographed Aggie basketball.

Martinez invited all New Mexico elementary school children to participate in the “New Mexico True” Summer Reading Challenge in April. The program was designed to encourage students to read during the summer and help prevent students from losing reading proficiency.

All readers, who submitted a completed reading log with information regarding the six books they read, received a “New Mexico True” bookmark and a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. Readers who submitted their completed reading log with information regarding the 12 books they read, as well as a short essay explaining “Why I Love New Mexico,” received a “New Mexico True” bookmark, a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and had their name entered in the random drawing to receive a grand prize.

Los Alamos Public Schools is proud to announce that these three students are being recognized for their reading efforts.

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