South Seneca Elementary students were acknowledged for their reading efforts at a Summer Reading Kickoff Assembly hosted by the Reading Incentive Committee at the school. Reading Teachers Andrea Puls and Gennie Bartholomew recognized students who overall excelled at reading this year and also presented them with a gift. “We like to give awards every year to kids who are really awesome reading group kids,” said Puls. “We say that they are ‘Read-awesome!’ They are responsible, put in tons of effort, have a great attitude and are just plain delightful to work with.” Students received points throughout the year for reading achievements. Students who earned over 100 reading points received award certificates. Catherine Fish set the new school record, earning 512 points. The staff encouraged the students to pursue the summer reading challenge. The summer reading goal for the students is to read 1000 minutes, which is 20 minutes a day, five days a week for ten weeks. Overall, students at the school read more than 10,000 books this year.