City students recognized for reading

ROCHESTER — Twenty children enrolled in summer programs at the city recreation centers were recognized for their reading success last month.

More than 125 students and family members took part in a "summer reading celebration" at the Avenue D Community Center that included an awards ceremony, roller skating, dancing and a bounce house, according to Eric Rose from the city recreation department.

Three hundred students in grades K-11 were enrolled in the summer program and attempted to reach an "ambitious" goal of reading a combined total of 4,000 books over the summer, Rose said. They read 3,000 books, he added.

The 20 students honored received $25 gift cards or trophies for their efforts. The top reader, Alaze Burrell, read 118 books and scored a 90 or above on quizzes about the books.

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