Eureka elementary readers help their schools gain $5,000 state award

EUREKA— Between October and April, Eureka elementary students at five schools read well over 2.7 million pages to qualify their school for the Governor’s Reading Award. On June 18, The Secretary of Education’s office announced the $5,000 award will be given to Grant Elementary School (442,576 pages), Lafayette Elementary School (1,031,878 pages), Lincoln Elementary School (539,250 pages) and Washington Elementary School (741,207 pages). Locally 17 schools received the reading award and up to 800 statewide could qualify. This is the third year of the Governor’s Reading Award program.

Eureka school librarians have encouraged students and parents to create a good reading environment at home and the importance of reading 15-20 minutes every day in a quiet area with no distractions.

For more information visit or contact Sheldon J. Reber at 441-2416.