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Reading progress recognized

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Photo provided to the Tribune Kirsten Tang

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra recently recognized three recipients of the “On Your Way Award” from Tahoe Montessori School. This award is designed to recognize students who are working especially hard to improve their literacy skills.

The students are Kirsten Tang, Connor Henderson and Taylor Shearer. Each student was presented a plaque in the presence of their peers and awarded a $25 gift certificate to Neighbors Bookstore. A book was donated to the school on behalf of each recipient.

Kirsten, a third-grader, was selected because according to her teacher she “is very focused and is not afraid to tackle challenging books. She has a terrific vocabulary well beyond her grade level because she reads so much.” Kirsten enjoys reading because, “It is relaxing and fun too.” Her favorite book is “Charlotte’s Web.”

Connor, a fourth-grader, was selected because he motivates himself and has brought his reading level a whole year above grade level. Connor said he enjoys reading because, “It is relaxing and fun to find out about new stories, especially adventure or spooky stories.” His favorite book is “Goose Bumps, Ghost Camp.”

Fifth-grade student Taylor was selected because she chooses challenging books and finds creative ways to share them with the class. Her favorite thing about reading is learning new words and using her imagination.

Congratulations to Kirsten, Connor and Taylor for their excellent achievement in reading. The “On Your Way Award” is one of the many programs sponsored by Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra to promote literacy and enhance the lives of youth in the community.