Middleborough Students Win Summer Smart Reading Challenge


This summer, children and teens across Massachusetts participated in the Summer Smart Reading Challenge, an innovative competition designed to instill a lifelong love of reading in students. Now in its second year, the challenge is a partnership between Mass Literacy and the ed-tech startup Readocity.

Students competed to log the most reading minutes over the summer using the online program Readocity. Now the results are in:

In the category of school, the winner is John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School in Middleborough. They will receive a $1000 grant from Mass Literacy for their school library. Students entering grades seven and eight participated in the program, and they logged a total of  64,000 minutes.

In the category of individual student, the winner is Anna DuFresne, a seventh-grader who is also a student John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School. DuFresne read 1,825 minutes this past summer.

For more information, check out this article in the Boston Herald.