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Sumas Pride assembly recognizes readers

This week’s Sumas Elementary Pioneer Pride assembly recognized students from every classroom along with some of the top readers in the school.

Following a presentation from a Sumas Police Officer on car safety, Sumas teachers came to the microphone to call up Pioneer Pride Award winners from each classroom. Then came the time to recognize those involved in the school-wide reading bingo program.

Throughout the P-5 school, 87 students signed up to participate in the reading bingo effort that encouraged students to read outside of the classroom. The assembly recognized 68 students with gold medals, awarded by Mark Johnson, Nooksack Valley Schools superintendent, and Kyle Christensen, Sumas Mayor.

The Sumas PTO donated the medals, with three going to preschool students, all the way to fifth-grade students, celebrating the 298 total pages read. In all, about one-third of Sumas students received an award from Johnson and Christensen.

All gold medal winners were entered into a drawing for two new bicycles, donated by the Lynden Masonic Lodge. Each winning student showed surprise and excitement upon winning the bike. The Northwest Washington Fair also donated a family pass for the 2019 fair to one student and their family.