Students who read together, share rewards


Sixth graders read during Mrs. Hilt's class in Endicott.

Endicott students in preschool through sixth grade have all secured tickets to Silverwood theme park thanks to their combined reading efforts. The 72 students surpassed their reading goal by more than 3,000 minutes to qualify for the tickets through the Silverwood Read-A-Thon program.

For many years, students have been able to individually earn passes to the theme park through the Reading is the Ticket program, according to Julie Lust, Endicott school librarian who oversaw the efforts. Students had to read 10 hours over a two-month period outside of school to earn the pass. Lust noted only...

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