September 19th, 2013
Though the leaves are beginning to change and the chill of fall is most definitely in the air, summer, and more specifically, summer reading, was on the minds of students and faculty members at Kenmore Elementary and Conowingo Elementary who were recently presented with one of this year’s two APGFCU Summer Reading Cup Challenge trophies.
2,160 elementary school students from the Cecil County Public Schools registered for this year’s Dig Into Reading summer reading program at the Cecil County Public Library, and 28% of them finished the program by reading for at least 4 hours over the summer. The students at Kenmore Elementary, however, went above and beyond with 35.6% of their students finishing this year’s program, making them the 2013 Winner of the APGFCU Summer Reading Cup Challenge, an award that recognizes the school with the highest percentage of students who complete the summer reading program at the Cecil County Public Library. As the winner of this year’s award, the school received a $500 check from APGFCU for their media center, a trophy, and Mister Softee ice cream.
The students from Kenmore Elementary weren’t the only ones celebrating, as Conowingo Elementary, with a 33.9% completion rate, won this year’s Most Improved Award for increasing their rate of completion from 17.05% last year – the largest increase for all county elementary schools. For their hard work and dedication to reading over the summer, they received a $250 check, also from APGFCU, for their media center, a trophy, and a snack bag of cookies following their Good News Assembly.
Cecil County Public Library and APGFCU are proud of the accomplishments of the students and faculty at Kenmore Elementary and Conowingo Elementary and are eagerly looking forward to next summer’s Fizz, Boom, Read! program when we will crown another Summer Reading Cup Challenge winner.
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