Gov. Malloy Honors Jepson and Bishop Woods Schools

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Friday, May 6, 2011
 
 
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GOVERNOR HONORS JEPSON AND BISHOP WOODS AS TOP PERFORMERS IN 2010 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
 
 
           Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today honored Benjamin Jepson Magnet School and Bishop Woods School as top performers in the Governor’s 2010 Summer Reading Challenge.
 
 
            Representatives from both schools received awards from Gov. Malloy today at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford.
 
 
             “I’m so proud that Gov. Malloy is recognizing Jepson and Bishop Woods schools as top performers in his summer reading challenge,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo said. “These students set an example for the entire district. Reading fuels learning. If you read well, you can learn anything.
 
 
            “I hope to see Gov. Malloy honoring even more New Haven schools as top performers at next year’s Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.”
 
 
            The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge began in 1996. Since then, it is estimated that Connecticut students competing in the challenge have read more than eight million books.
 
 
             Winning schools have the highest participation and the most books read per student for grades kindergarten to 5th grade. For 6th to 12th grade, schools are recognized based on the most books read per student.
 
 
               The governor was joined today by acting Education Commissioner George A. Coleman and State Librarian Kendall F. Wiggin in recognizing and honoring the 23 top performing schools in the 2010 Summer Reading Challenge.