State Representative Brian Stewart hosted a recognition ceremony for the 132 students who participated in his 2018 Summer Reading Club Program at Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square in Freeport on Saturday, August 18.
I sincerely thank each student who participated as well as the families who supported them, said Rep. Brian Stewart. Students who read over the summer are better prepared for returning to school in the Fall. The ice cream party afterwards is a fun incentive to keep these students reading and excelling.
The participating students were from 30 cities and villages in the 89thDistrict and each read at least eight books over their summer breaks to qualify as a participant. After the certificate presentation all were rewarded with Union Dairy ice cream to help the students celebrate their success.
Rep. Stewart has hosted a Summer Reading Club each summer to help encourage students to read over their summer break. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Club was Camp Out with a Good Book.