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Lincoln School celebrates Read Across America Day

Lincoln School students stepped up to the challenge in March as they read - and then read some more - in celebration of Read Across America Day.

The collective goal for Lincoln students was to read 100,000 minutes, and the school's readers well surpassed that, logging over 106,000 minutes during the four-week event.

As a result, students created the opportunity for Lincoln School Principal Mrs. Bruso to spend the day in her "bookworm" costume so that she could comfortably "worm" her way into a good book.

The students, with the assistance of The Cat in the Hat, participated in worm races. One student from each class was selected to "inch" their way down a course to get to the good book at the end. Lots of cheering helped these worms to the finish line.

The BIG winner in the Read Across America Day was Heifer International, which received donations from those who pledged money per minute read by the students.

Heifer International links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. A major sponsor of the Lincoln event, Sunup Rotary Club of Prescott, contributed $560 to the school's efforts.

The students have been learning about the goal of Heifer International and how the local donations will help families achieve self-reliance by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves.

In total, Lincoln School and the Sunup Rotary Club were able to donate $2,561 to improve poverty around the world.

Through reading, Lincoln students have learned the value and importance of giving back to others in need.

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