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Elementary school students celebrate 100 days of reading

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Students at Town Creek Elementary celebrate after meeting reading goal. (SOURCE: WECT) Students at Town Creek Elementary celebrate after meeting reading goal. (SOURCE: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Students at Town Creek Elementary School in Brunswick County spent Friday celebrating the fact that they completed 100 days of reading. Officials say the project started last September and it was made possible because of a grant from ATMC.

Teachers say 196 students completed the goal and about half of them actually read for about 200 nights.

Friday, there was face painting, cotton candy, carnival games and three bouncy houses for the students who successfully completed the project.

Organizers say the positive motivation helps the kids learn to read and learn to love to read, a skill they'll need for the rest of their life.

"It helps them with their imagination, it helps them with their ability to understand things later on," Croslyn Johnson a teacher at the school who helped organize the project explained. "In kindergarten through 2nd grade they are learning to read, in 3rd through 5th grade they are reading to learn, if they don't get it now, it's really going to hurt them later on.

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