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Nov. 9, 2009

South Carolina’s “Read with the Gamecocks” reading program has kicked off its first segment of the program, themed Hard Work and Perseverance. The program took place September 21 through October 2. Each participant recorded the amount of pages read with his/her parent or guardian’s approval. At the end of the contest, participants submitted their results to their teachers. The 3,327 students read a combined one million pages. Winners from each grade (K-5) were selected and will be honored at the Hard Work and Perseverance game against Penn State on November 22.

The winners for this segment are from the following schools:
Winning school – Cyril B. Busbee Elementary
Kindergarten – Mellichamp Elementary
1st Grade – Webber Elementary
2md Grade – Broad River Elementary
3rd Grade – Burton-Pack Elementary
4th Grade – Cyril B. Busbee Elementary
5th Grade – Burton Pack Elementary

South Carolina invites schools to continue to participate in the program. The remaining segments of the “Read with the Gamecocks” program are scheduled as follows:

Health and Nutrition
December 14, 2009 Contest Begins
December 26, 2009 Contest Ends
January 17, 2010 Health and Nutrition game: vs. Auburn at 3 p.m.

Literacy and Education
January 4, 2010 Contest Begins
January 15, 2010 Contest Ends
February 14, 2010 Literacy and Education game: vs. Arkansas at 3 p.m.