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Oak View to Honor Student at Next Valley View Meeting

Fifth-grader Andrea Czart is the first student ever to earn more than 1,000 points in the Accelerated Reading Program.

will honor fifth-grade student Andrea Czart for her achievement in the Accelerated Reading Incentive Program at Tuesday's board meeting.

An avid reader, school officials said Andrea is the first student ever to earn more than 1,000 points in the Accelerated Reading Program. This was accomplished by reading and taking comprehension tests on 124 books, most of them fictional chapter books. She tested at a 93 percent average on these books. 

At Tuesday's board meeting, Andrea will be receiving a Nook Simple Touch E-Reader and a Certificate of Reading Achievement. She won this by earning 250 points between March 5 and May 7 in the special Spring Reading Contest sponsored by the Library Media Center at Oak View.

Oak View staff, including Sharon Peterson, library media specialist, fifth grade teacher William Mollan, principal Robert Pinciak, and assistant principal Eugenia Harvatt, will all be present to honor Andrea at the meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Emmie D. Dunn Administrative Center, 755 Dalhart Ave., Romeoville.

Oak View brought the Accelerated Reading Incentive program into the school from a grant funded by the Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation back in 2003. Students have earned individual prizes, and classes have earned end of year pizza parties as incentives to read for pleasure outside of the school day.

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