Students at Lino Lakes Elementary were busy reading for a cause during their second annual read-a-thon Jan. 13 to 27. The goal of the fundraiser was to help pay for costs of classroom technology, STEM activities, and a future playground. Students read a combined total of 124,290 minutes. Out of that total, 558 students met the reading challenge of 2,071.5 hours and raised $12,266. The top reading classrooms, students, top fundraising classrooms, and their teachers received a combined total of $1,100 in Scholastic Bucks to be used at the upcoming book fair. The top three readers were fourth grader Lucas Chall, 1,380 minutes; kindergartner Eva Larkins, 1,290 minutes; and fourth grader Andrew Brandt, 1,110 minutes.
The top three reading classrooms were Amy Greenfield’s fifth grade class, 16,300 minutes; Wendy Amon’s fourth grade class, 14,620 minutes; and Mary Eggebraaten’s sixth grade class, 10,580 minutes.
The top fundraising classrooms were Renee Loberg’s kindergarten class, $1,000; Jennifer Larsen’s second grade class, $971; Pam Strukel’s third grade class, $615; and Mark Miron’s fifth grade class, $610.