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Posted August 26, 2014

Voracious Navajo Readers Get a Visit from Orbit

Students turned in the most reading scorecards in the state.

Mr. Young's class

Navajo Elementary students like to read. They like to read a lot. Need proof? Their school recently turned in the most reading scorecards for the Dion's Club Read program, earning them a visit from Orbit and $300 for the school library. 

Dion's Club Read is a reading program sponsored by Dion's, the Isotopes, and the State of New Mexico.  Beginning in March and continuing through July, students pick up a "scorecard" from any Dion's that they use to keep track of the books they read. After reading six books, they return their scorecard to Dion's for prizes such as t-shirt and drawstring backpacks.

Filling out a second scorecard and returning it to Isotopes Park gets them a free ticket to an Isotopes game, a drink voucher, and a chance to win grand prizes including an autographed baseball, the opportunity to throw the first pitch of a game, and free pizza. 

Navajo Elementary School students, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, returned almost 200 reading scorecards, more than any other school in New Mexico! That's nearly 1,200 books read! 

As a way of congratulating the students and staff, Orbit paid a visit to Navajo on Aug. 15 and took part in a short ceremony during which the school was awarded $300 and librarian Holly Rucker got a $50 gift card to Dion's. 

The money will go toward a new computer projector for the library. Orbit generously posed for pictures with every class in the school, which thrilled all the children!


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