Flower Hill Primary School celebrated its top summer readers with typical fanfare. The youngsters participated through the Huntington Public Library and they had a ball.
The 18 honorees were lauded by Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda and reading teachers Donna O’Shaughnessy and Christa Scholosser.
The group included Ava Bond, Selimah Dease, William Dease IV, Tyler Dircks, Zachary Goldstein, Aneka Goutevenier, Owen Hoffman, Charlotte Kindelmann, Elliot Lee, Celia LoPorto, Spencer Lapp, Steven Lapp, Luisa Mackey, James Oppenheim, John Pinto, Howard Rosenstone, Lauren Reed and Caden Walsh.
Ms. Laguarda presented the youngsters with gorgeous certificates and they all were able to choose a prize from Flower Hill’s treasure chest. Needless to say, they all felt great about their achievements and they had fun, too.
“The summer reading program offered through the public library is a wonderful way to keep students connected to reading when school is not in session,” Ms. Laguarda said. “Guest readers from our school district surprised children with read ‘alouds.’”
A new theme for the program is chosen annually. This past summer’s theme was “Universe of Stories.” It proved to be a popular one.
“The idea behind theme was to ‘inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story,’” Ms. Laguarda said. “We are so very proud of our students and continue to champion a love of reading through the awesome programs Huntington continually provides.”