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Posted: August 12, 2015

Dennis Chavez, Dolores Gonzales Students Among Reading Club Winners

Navajo Elementary won $300 for most student participants

Students Trinity Domonkos of Dennis Chavez Elementary and Kaleb Garcia of Dolores Gonzales Elementary were among the winners of the Dion's Club Read summer reading program over the summer.

Domonkos and Garcia each read at least 12 books over the summer and were among four grand prize winners. As grand prize winners they were guests at the Aug. 7 Isotopes baseball game where they sat in suite-level seats and ate Dion's pizza, helped to throw out the first pitch, received an autographed baseball, a $20 Dion's gift card, and met state Public Education Dept. Sec. Hanna Skandera.

"The grand prize game is one of my favorite parts about Club Read," said Malanie Armijo, who coordinates the program for Dion's. "These four students worked hard and were rewarded with a lifetime memory to encourage them for years to come."

Sponsored by Dion's, the Albuquerque Isotopes and the state Public Education Department, Club Read encourages students to read books over the summer. This year more than 4,000 students participated.

For the second year in a row, Navajo Elementary was awarded a $300 check for library supplies for having the most students participate. Navajo librarian Holly Rucker will receive a $50 Dion's gift card for her encouragement of student participation.