GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several Guilford County students were rewarded with a new iPad Mini as part of a literacy initiative designed to encourage students to read.
Roadmap 2 Reading is a program meant to get Guilford County elementary students to read at least 20 minutes each day outside of school.
School officials said to keep students reading over winter break, every student who read at least 300 minutes between Dec. 21, 2013 and Jan. 5, 2014 were entered into a prize drawing. More than 9,100 students met that challenge.
Through Roadmap 2 Reading, students read more than 222 million minutes in 2013. That’s more than 423 years’ worth of reading.
Nicholas Borovik is a fourth-grader at Pilot Elementary. His principal surprised him with a new iPad Mini on Thursday.
“I never had an iPad before,” Nicholas said smiling. “This is cool.”
The other iPad Mini winners are:
Jordan Hamilton (Aycock Middle)
Francine Munoz-Gonzalez (Bluford Elementary)
Elyza Espinoza (Kernodle Middle)