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First Lady Ann LePage to Present Award to Warsaw Middle School

November 5, 2015

Contact: Lynn Harvey, Blaine House Director (207) 512-0280

AUGUSTA - Maine’s First Lady, Ann LePage, will recognize Warsaw Middle School students in Pittsfield on Monday, November 9 at 8:15 at the school. The recognition is for reading acheivement for the most minutes read and logged of any school in Maine for the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge that kicked off in May.

Students from around Maine logged an impressive 1,418,197 minutes of reading over the summer. Of that total, Warsaw Middle School was the top participant logging 587,195 minutes.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s reading challenge and want to give a big shout-out to all the students, teachers, and schools that participated in this program over the summer”, Mrs. LePage said. “It’s critically important for students to read even when school is not in session in order to maintain the progress they make each year in the classroom.”

Ann LePage has been a Reading Ambassador for Scholastic since becoming Maine’s First Lady in 2011. The Summer Reading Challenge is a free, global reading program that motivates children to read throughout the summer months in order to prevent the effects of the “summer slide” – the learning losses which can occur when school is not in session.

For more information on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and for free online support for students, parents and educators, please visit http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2015.

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