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September 1, 2006

Albany -- The weather was perfect today for hundreds of Dougherty County students to kickoff their annual reading campaign.

Six-hundred students gathered outside Albany Middle School this morning to celebrate the start of the "25 Books Campaign." The Albany State University drum line and cheerleaders were there, too.

Each student has a goal of reading 25 books this school year. "Throughout the years reading is going to be the key for them to obtain the knowledge, and the students need to know the importance of reading so that they can be successful in life," said Literacy Lead Teacher Monica Henderson. 

Albany Middle School teachers credit reading programs like this helping them get off the Needs Improvement list in the state school ratings.

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