Local Students Stay Sharp With Assemblyman Ra’s Summer Reading Challenge
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: October 11 2017
Ra: "I hope this year’s participants, and their families, will continue to stay involved and encourage other students to join the challenge."
Assemblyman Ed Ra with local children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge on October 3 at the Hillside Public Library.
Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Ed Ra
New Hyde Park, NY - October 11, 2017 - Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is pleased to announce the success of his annual Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages adolescents to read during their summer vacation from school. Participants and their families gathered at the Hillside Public Library on October 3 to receive Certificates of Merit recognizing their completion of the challenge, as well as to enjoy crafts and refreshments with the Assemblyman.
“It is important to encourage today’s youth to stay sharp during school breaks as childhood is the most influential time for their minds to grow,” said Ra. “Without the stimulation, transitioning back to school-mode can also be harder. I am so proud of all the students who participated and completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge as it is something I look forward to each and every year. I hope this year’s participants, and their families, will continue to stay involved and encourage other students to join the challenge.”
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.