We beat last year’s Reading World Record!
By Megan on July 18th, 2012
Cue the confetti, start the celebratory music, pass around the bubbly. Reading 64,213,141 minutes is officially so last year. Yes folks, it’s true, we’ve broken last year’s Reading World Record! As a part of the Scholastic Summer Challenge, eager readers from around the world have exceeded last year’s astounding record in just 12 weeks. That’s 84 days of non-stop page-turning, and approximately 765,000 minutes spent reading per day. And if the average book is 200 pages, that’s….OK fine, we’ll stop. But seriously! What a milestone.
Let’s break it down: as of today, we have 4,253 schools participating in the Summer Challenge.
The top ten states with the most schools participating are: Texas, Florida, California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, and California.
The top ten schools with the most minutes read are:
Sun Valley Elementary (Monroe, NC)
Brooksville Elementary School (Brooksville, FL)
Village Elementary School (Hilton, NY)
Paine Intermediate School (Trussville, AL)
Odom Elementary School (Houston, TX)
Liberty Park Elementary School (Greenacres, FL)
George L Hess Education Complex (May’s Landing, NJ)
Hill Intermediate School (Houston, TX)
Worsham Elementary School (Houston, TX)
Newell Elementary School (Allentown, NJ)
CONGRATULATIONS to all the states, schools, and most especially, the readers who have accomplished this EPIC achievement!
But readers, don’t abandon your books for the trampoline just yet: we’ve still got until August 31 to set a new World Record. So wherever you are this summer, whether you’re on the sidelines at soccer camp, about to capsize your canoe, or in an inner tube in the middle of the pool, KEEP READING!
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