For the second year in a row, City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas has given a donation for students who participate in Nye Elementary School’s Accelerated Reader Program. Students read as many books as they can and at the end of the year, seven bikes are presented to the top seven readers. This helps the students read more books and, according to 3rd grade teacher Hilda Castro, it’s another incentive the school uses to motivate the students to read more books.
“I’m proud to do this for the kids, to help encourage them to read, so we can show that Laredo does, in fact, read,” said Salinas. “Remember, readers are leaders!”