Four Riverside County students win tablets in summer reading contest

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More than 2,000 acceptance in Riverside County apprehend over 10 million words this summer as allotment of a Riverside County schools’ campaign.

The high four readers in the Summer Reading Challenge concluded their vacations with iPad tablets as prizes.

  • Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez, 2nd from left,...

    Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez, 2nd from left, provides a chargeless iPad to apprentice Eloise Del Barrio, a champ in the Summer Reading Challenge. At far larboard is Jennifer Root, the Menifee Union School District’s superintendent. At correct is Mike Reyes, main of Evans Ranch Elementary School. (Courtesy of Riverside County Office of Education)

  • Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez, far right, gives...

    Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez, far right, provides an iPad to apprentice Melissa Ordonez, a champ in the Summer Reading Challenge. From larboard are Ryan Lewis, Lake Elsinore Unified School District superintendent; Lori Recatto, Railroad Canyon Elementary School’s principal; Alain Guevara, a Lake Elsinore Unified School District abettor superintendent; and Heather Ordonez, Melissa’s mother. (Courtesy of Riverside County Office of Education)

  • From larboard are Arronda Douglas, Menifee Valley Middle School’s principal;...

    From larboard are Arronda Douglas, Menifee Valley Middle School’s principal; Bertha Barba, aunt of Diego Barba; apprentice Diego Barba; Edwin Gomez, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools; and Jennifer Root, Menifee Union School District superintendent. Diego won an iPad as a champ of the Summer Reading Challenge in Riverside County. (Courtesy of Riverside County Office of Education)

The claiming was once for acceptance to apprehend 5 million words amid June 15 and July 31, a Riverside County Office of Education account absolution states. In the end, the ambition set by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez was once surpassed.

“Students who focused on their alone reading abilities over the summer have alternate to academy this abatement with new accent skills, added alone believe and a greater compassionate of their apple apart by the ability of literacy,” Gomez answered in the release.

Students apprehend about 13,000 books, wrote 10,000 agenda books and played about 60,000 alternate acquirements games.

At the end of the Summer Reading Challenge, the many abounding readers were adored with iPads for their time spent reading and acquirements application the Footsteps2Brilliance platform, the absolution states.

Finishing at the high were:

  • Diego Barba Perez, a sixth-grader in the Menifee Union School District
  • Melissa Ordonez, a kindergartener in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District
  • Eloise Del Barrio, a kindergartener in the Menifee Union School District
  • Keyla Ramos, a kindergartener in the Coachella Valley Unified School District

For his first-place finish, Diego completed 287 books, wrote 73 books and apprehend a absolute of 99,484 words  — reading in English and Spanish.


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