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80,000 minute goal for Evergreen Elementary Read-A-Thon


October 10, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Evergreen Elementary School library.

Kicking off last Monday, Oct. 7, Evergreen Elementary School has begun a Read-A-Thon to see if their student body can spend a total of 80,000 minutes reading. This would be roughly 55 and a half days doing nothing but reading.

With 158 "readers" listed on the school's webpage for the competition, that is only roughly 506 minutes per student. Librarian Jen Gerald said that if the students can hit the 80,000 minute goal, they will have a "pirate day" at the school. If they go above and beyond that and reach 100,000 minutes spent reading, there is going to be a full pirate-themed party at the...

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