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Eastside Elementary School bested all other schools in the state with more than 110,000 minutes of reading since May; Arkansas’ First Lady, Ginger Beebe presented the Scholastic Book Summer Reading Challenge award to Eastside media specialist Pam Sowell during an assembly held Friday, Nov. 15. Reading Heroes for the program included cheerleaders Kristen Sumler, Kaitlin Soderlund, Peyton Powers, LaDasjua Evans, and football team members Colby Ferguson, Jacob Vaughn, Jacob Boyd and Patrick Neyhart who told of their favorite books. After the award program, about two dozen “Reading Heroes,” parents and other leaders, spent ten minutes in a “Paws for reading aloud” in each classroom.

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