Brookfield Elementary School raised $13,935 at its annual Read-A-Thon in February.
Students enlisted sponsors and raised money from the number of minutes they read between Feb. 3 and 14.
“Boy, you guys read a lot,” said school secretary Barb Simon, who coordinated Read-A-Thon, at the Feb. 18 awards assembly.
Students enrolled 455 sponsors and read 105,504 minutes.
Awards were presented based on number of hours read and money raised.
Dylan Darby, who is in kindergarten, raised the most money: $1,625, a school record, propelling teacher Jessica Zebroski’s kindergarten class to a school record of $2,810, the top class in the school.
Third-grade student Madison Kifer read the most minutes, 3,282.
The money, coupled with last year’s Read-A-Thon proceeds, will be used to create a level library, a literacy program in which students read books geared to their individual reading levels.
Although Read-A-Thon is a big fundraiser for the school, it also is a way to encourage reading, and Simon said she hopes that is not lost on the students.
“Please, remember how much fun you had,” she said. “Keep reading.”