Dan Emmett Elementary students were pigs for reading this summer, and celebrated on Tuesday. Earning trophies for the highest number of picture books or chapters read were, from left, Ella Ackert, Jordan Wares, Breanna McCluskey, Laura Page, Avery Rutter, Derek Purdy and Kaitlyn Wingler. Buy Now
MOUNT VERNON — Summertime sometimes means that children and youth let their academic skills slide, but the pupils at Dan Emmett Elementary school ramped up their reading and together perused more than 3,500 books or chapters over the summer. Kindergartners, first- and second-graders could read a picture book, while students in grades three though five were challenged to read as many chapters as they could.
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