Majestic Elem. students celebrate 27,000 days of reading

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WEST JORDAN, Utah -- Students at Majestic Elementary School were rewarded with fun activities after reading a combined total of 27,000 days.

The students were encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes every day. A "day" was counted every time a student completed this task.

"We are pretty competitive here at our school. We do little things all throughout the year for different incentives for the students as they read and make certain benchmarks," said Noel Grabl, Majestic Elementary School principal.

As a reward for their reading progress, students were allowed to participate in a cotton ball relay. The top readers got to throw pies into the faces of the school staffers of their choice.

"Reading is the number one skill. You can't really be proficient in any job or any future educational experience without being able to read well," Grabl said. "The more that students are reading, the larger the vocabularies are and also the better that they do in all subject areas."