Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Orangeburg Country Library recently named Felton Laboratory School the 2008 independent schools “Summer Vacation Reading Champions.”
The six-week summer vacation reading program, “Catch the Reading Bug” was comprised of students from schools throughout Orangeburg County. Students at Felton Laboratory accounted for 21%, (27 participants), within the independent schools sector of the Program. Sixteen students completed the Program, reading a total of 291 books. Each student was awarded a certificate and medal and received the winning banner that will be displayed in the Felton Laboratory Media Center during the 2008-2009 school year.
“The summer vacation reading program is a good measure of success. The students came in on a regular basis and read various books. They also participated in other activities such as games and hands-on learning,” said Lorene Dennis, children’s librarian, Orangeburg County Library.
“We are proud of our students’ hard work and diligence while participating in the summer vacation reading program. Through the Program, they have developed strong reading skills which provide an invaluable learning experience,” said Dr. Samuel Alston, Felton Laboratory School principal.
Felton Laboratory School has participated in the summer vacation reading program for more than 10 years.