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Readers recognized at Southland

AMERICUS — The Southland Academy Lower School rang in the New Year with a Super Heroes Accelerated Reader assembly. Celebrating the AR success of the first semester, students in grades 1-5 received recognition for their reading achievements.
Welcoming the parents, faculty and students to the assembly, Lower School Director, Laura Kinslow said, “Many people make New Year’s resolutions, in other words, set goals this time of year, but our students have been setting and achieving their goals since August. I am very proud of our students for practicing a skill and habit that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”
Under the direction of Accelerated Reading Program Coordinator, Leslie Rye, several fifth-grade students led the assembly. Receiving special recognition for reading over 1 million words for the first semester were Apollo Huss, John Henry Crisp, Noah Sheff, Krish Patel, and Lily Haugabook. These students are commended for their outstanding accomplishment.
Southland Academy thanks the parents, grandparents, and teachers for the support and encouragement of reading that they offer students. Likewise, the AR sponsors give very generously to support the AR program. Southland also thanks the AR Parent Committee for providing a time for games and activities to celebrate the students’ successes.
“Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.” — Mason Cooley.