Reading Digest

October 28, 2001

Pupils read to aid people affected by Sept. 11 attacks

SAVAGE - Bollman Bridge Elementary School hopes to raise at least $7,200 - and will receive matching funds from Giant Food Inc. - through the school's "Reading for Relief" program to benefit those affected by the September terrorist attacks.

Children at the Howard County school are seeking pledges of at least 1 cent for each minute they read during a six-week period that began Oct. 11. Each participating child has pledged to read a minimum of 60 minutes at home each week, in addition to 100 minutes set aside for reading in school each week. Proceeds will be given to the American Red Cross' relief effort.

Arundel elementary pupils win state reading contest

ANNAPOLIS - Pupils at two Anne Arundel County elementary schools have won the Maryland State Teachers Association's third Read Across America contest.

Jean Piper's second-grade class at Davidsonville Elementary School won the kindergarten-through-third-grade category by reading 1,333 books, and Angela Como's fifth-grade class at Brock Bridge Elementary won the fourth- through-sixth-grade category by reading 560 books.

The contest was sponsored by Saturn, United Auto Workers and Staples. Prizes include books and pizza parties at nearby Saturn dealerships; teachers will receive gift certificates for classroom supplies.

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