State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-C-I-Chautauqua County, who sponsored the Summer Reading Challenge in conjunction with the New York State Library's summer reading initiative, recently announced the list of successful participants.
To complete the challenge, students were required to read alone, or with someone else, 40 or more days over the summer. Students who met the challenge received a state Assembly "Excellence in Reading" certificate from Goodell.
"Reading opens the door to adventure, knowledge and academic success. These students should be proud of the dedication and commitment they demonstrated over the summer," Goodell said. "I hope this reading challenge is just a small chapter in a lifetime of excitement through reading."
The successful participants and their school districts or libraries include:
Chautauqua Lake Central School: Evan Flurie, Noah Flurie, Natalie Gilkinson, Brendan Klossner, Logan Ludwig, Maranda Propheter and Ian Riedesel
Clymer Central School: Kaylee Hodge, Blake Kopta and Alexander Redlecki
Panama Central School: Elizabeth and Emma Lindsey
Ripley Central School: Emily Brightman and Elliot Marie Thompson
Sherman Central School: Hanna Crossley
Westfield Academy and Central School: Connor Graham.