Raider Readers Charge On

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Children at Lamar Elementary have every reason to be proud of themselves.

Students were rewarded Tuesday during a ceremony at the school for participating in the "Lamar Raider Reader" summer reading program.

"We encourage our children to read throughout the summer so they'll have good comprehension skills," said Donna Sprabery. "So when they come back to school, they're ready to learn, and we wanted to reward our children for taking the time out this summer to make that effort."

The Lamar students read a combined total of 281,699 pages this summer.