Manistee Catholic Central students hold Read In

MANISTEE — Over the course of the past month, schools throughout Manistee County have been celebrating Reading Month through a variety of activities.

Bethany Gerhardstein listens intently as Keeton Capling and Madelyn Gunia read her a good story.

All of the fun events have been geared toward one simple goal, which is to encourage students to improve their reading skills by reading more often and with others.

At Manistee Catholic Central, Reading Month — which is celebrated in March — came to an end this week as it did around the county with the students heading out on spring break next week. The Manistee Catholic Central students commemorated the end of the month by holding a read-in in the gymnasium.

What made the event more fun for all the students was the high school students paired up with the elementary ones on the activities. The elementary students had a camp out style reading party where students brought blankets, pillows and stuffed animals to make them comfortable while they read their favorite books.

Sitting right beside many of them was a high school student reading buddy who either read stories to their younger counterparts or had the elementary students read to them.

The Manistee Catholic Central gymnasium was filled with students all reading a good book during the read-in on Friday.

During the course of the afternoon, the students were also involved in a book raffle and won various books and prizes.

Find more Reading Month activites throughout the county in the News Advocate’s special Reading Month section on Wednesday.

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