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Reading For Fun Could Win Some Guilford County Students Gifts

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Guilford County Schools have a unique challenge for their students this year.  It's called "Roadmap 2 Reading" where each minute a child reads is counted as one mile on a map of the United States.

The entire district is trying to make it from Cape Hatteras, N.C. to San Francisco, C.A.

Lisa Gardner DeBerry, the "Roadmap 2 Reading" coordinator joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the program.

"As of early December we've reached 2,303 miles. So right now we're in Evanston, Wyoming," said DeBerry.  It means GCS students have just 800 miles to go to reach the City by the Bay.

And now there are incentives to keep the reading momentum going over the holiday break.

"Students who read 300 minutes during winter break could win an iPad mini or other prizes," said DeBerry.

Students who reach the reading goal before January 5, 2014 will be entered into a drawing to win the IPad mini or a gift card from Barnes & Noble or Acme Comics.  Elementary and middle school students will also qualify for a complimentary ticket to the UNCG men's basketball game on February 1, 2014.

For more information on the district's "Roadmap 2 Reading" program, make sure you visit the Guilford County Schools website by clicking here.

WFMY News 2

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