Shout Out to Bell Elementary students for reading 1,152 books on March 1 to kick off the Read Across America campaign. Bell Elementary Librarian Nell Boils said the student goal was to read 1,000 books with an 80 percent or higher score on their Accelerated Reader comprehension quiz. She appreciated the students' efforts along with the teachers' collaboration and support on the event. Following that success, the Cat in the Hat visited Bell, as well as local volunteers who kindly contributed to the literacy event. Students rotated between stations in the gymnasium and enjoyed a book read by community helpers.