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WCHS students break reading record

By:  Brooke Montoney

Last week was a record breaking week for Wayne County High School students as they participated in the “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” event.

Read the Most from Coast to Coast is a national reading challenge in which students at all grade levels join together to attempt to break the record for the number of Accelerated Reading quizzes taken in one day.

Last year Wayne County students passed 286 Accelerated Reader tests. This year they surpassed that number by passing 341 tests.

This marks the second year Wayne County has participated in the program, and librarian Carol Ford says she is really pleased with what students have accomplished.

“The thing I was most impressed with was not the amount of tests taken but the amount of words read,” Ford said.

Ford said that when looking at the difference in tests passed, the numbers don’t sound that substantial, but you when consider the difference in the number of words read in the 2013 event (6,497,055) and the 2014 event (10,928,365) the gain is amazing.

The endeavor to break the school record was a joint effort between the WCHS Media Center and the English Department. Mrs. Ford says she and all the teachers are very proud of the students who helped to break the record.