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Gateway students reach star reader status

These students in the second annual Reach for the Stars reading challenge at University Park Elementary School were named Super Star Readers. Many read for 1,000 minutes over a two-week period; those in kindergarten and first grade spent 600 minutes reading to become super stars. Students are Gage Savage and Lucas Desch, first row; Kanav Molhatra, Cooper Fry, Abbey Leff, Rylee Weaver and Dino Reed, second row; Angel Abrenica, Jaob Beighel, John Beighel and Alexis Bradley, third row. The school is in the Gateway School District.
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Several University Park Elementary School students were named Super Star Readers, after the second annual Reach for the Stars reading challenge at the school in the Gateway School District.

Students were challenged to read, or be read to, for 300 minutes in a two-week period. Those who read 1,000 minutes, or for kindergarten and first grade, 600 minutes, achieved Super Star Reader status.

Students in the program run by Usborne Books & More, part of Educational Development Corp., also were asked to collect pledges, 75 percent of which went back to them to select new books. The rest went to their classrooms, and the company also donated $180 in books to the University Park library.

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