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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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Three NISD Schools Compete in Speeding to Read Challenge

Three NISD Schools Compete in Speeding to Read Challenge

Roanoke Elementary School fourth grader Natalie Burraston asks NASCAR Spring Cup Series star Matt Kenseth a question during the Speeding to Read kickoff assembly on September 10.

J.C. Thompson, Sonny and Allegra Nance and Roanoke elementary schools traveled to Texas Motor Speedway on September 10 to kick off the 2014 Speeding to Read Challenge. Northwest schools will compete against elementary campuses in Denton, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw and Fort Worth ISD in this year’s reading incentive program. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation and NASCAR Spring Cup Series star Matt Kenseth donated $1,000 and a case of books during last week’s kickoff assembly.

The Speeding to Read program begin four years ago as an incentive to encourage elementary school students to read more frequently throughout the school year. This year’s contest will have three divisions, each based off of enrollment size and student body demographics, to determine a champion for kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade.