Sunday, January 21, 2018
Education

Brooksville Elementary wins another reading challenge

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BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY: For the second year in a row, the school has won the Scholastic Read for the World Record Summer Challenge, logging 3,463,452 minutes of reading time from May 1 to Aug. 31.

The minutes included parents and teachers reading to the younger children as well as older students doing their own reading.

Brooksville Elementary media specialist Nancy Lovelock said she was proud of the achievement. "It goes in the world record book," she said.

To help with the record keeping, Lovelock said, the school had summer hours so parents without computers could come in to log their minutes. Volunteers helped Lovelock with logging written lists.

Lovelock credits students, school staff and volunteers for the school's success.

"We did it," she said. "We are so excited."

For information about the program, visit scholastic.com/summer.

HERNANDO HIGH: The school's FFA chapter has captured a finalist position in the National FFA Agriscience Fair, which will take place Oct. 23 to 28 in Indianapolis. This is the 11th time the chapter has clinched a finalist spot out of hundreds of chapters that apply.

The students eligible to attend the conference are: Delaney Rose Ahrens, MacKenzie Quinn, Wes Beyer, Katie Ward, Ariel Leibensperger, Kirsten Walker and Colson Cannon.

The chapter's veterinarian assistant and dog adoption programs will be presented to the judges. The winning school will receive a plaque and $500.

The Hernando High FFA adviser is agriscience and veterinarian assistant teacher Rick Ahrens.

"Our kids make us look good," he said.

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