Local Students Honored

AJW3 stand alone simotasAssemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored local students on Oct. 28 with certificates marking the completion of the 2013 “Summer Reading Challenge.” Determined youngsters kept a calendar starting from July until Aug. to mark the days they read for 15 minutes or more. After receiving their official certificates, the students shared their favorite books, classes at schools and ambitions with Simotas.

“Education breeds success, and encouraging reading among our community’s youth is a great way to ensure that the next generation is prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” Simotas said.