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George Fischer Middle School Students Take 'Million Page Challenge'

George Fischer Middle School sixth-graders conquered and surpassed the million page challenge by reading a total of 1,336,206 pages since the fall. The school Librarian, Elizabeth Krieger, back row, was so impressed, her hair turned pink.
George Fischer Middle School sixth-graders conquered and surpassed the million page challenge by reading a total of 1,336,206 pages since the fall. The school Librarian, Elizabeth Krieger, back row, was so impressed, her hair turned pink. Photo Credit: Carmel Central School District

CARMEL, N.Y. -- George Fischer Middle School fifth- and sixth- graders conquered and surpassed the Million Page Challenge by reading a total of 1,336,206 pages since the fall.

The Million Page Challenge is a national program to promote reading for please among young students. The school’s librarian, Elizabeth Krieger, set the challenge for all fifth and sixth-grade students.

Some notable accomplishments include the following:

  • Classes with the most pages read: Jamie Walner’s sixth-grade classes read a total of 765,926 pages. Her first period class read the most with a total of 98,449 pages.
  • Fifth-grade classes read a total of 222,177 pages. Michelle Lynch’s second period class read the most in the second quarter with a total of 42,869.
  • Colin Forster read the most pages in the first quarter of the year 21,565 pages. In the second quarter Sasha Ramdat read the most pages at 20,295.
  • The fifth-grade student with the most pages read in both the first and second quarter was Erin Lee. She read 16,249 and 11,702 pages respectively.

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