Reedley fifth-grade class wins statewide reading competition

The Fresno BeeMarch 30, 2014 

A fifth-grade class from Thomas Law Reed School in Reedley is a winner in the 10th annual Comcast Fifth Grade Reading Challenge, a statewide competition aimed at improving literacy levels.

Valerie Zacharchuk and her fifth-grade students will be honored on Tuesday at Thomas Law Reed School after tallying 5,782 minutes of reading in February.

The school, one of several in the state to win the honor, will receive a $1,000 check, Zacharchuk will receive $500 in school supplies and each student will receive a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Comcast challenged fifth-grade classes throughout California to take part in the competition that ran from Feb. 1-28 in which students were encouraged to read either by themselves or with family members and keep track of their time.

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