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Students encourage to be life-long readers

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Radium Elementary School looked more like the old west Tuesday and the cowboys wandering the halls were looking for life-long readers.

Kindergarten through fifth graders took the reading pledge, promising to be lifelong readers. Teachers say as students near that mid-point of the year, it's important to keep them fired up about reading. Students are encouraged not only to read for class, but for enjoyment.

"If you don't read then you won't be able to go through life because reading will help you out with the books that you read and the information that you get will help you out in life," said fifth grader Amari Cotton.

Tuesday's event was part of the accelerated reading program that teaches students that through good reading skills they will excel academically and develop a life-long love for reading.

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