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Awards bestowed to top PECS performers

Nine Week Awards03BRIGHTON — Students at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School earned accolades Jan. 15 for their efforts during the recently completed nine week school session. Students collected their awards from principal Brian Greseth while parents proudly watched.

As he distributed medals for reading, Greseth emphasized the importance of the activity at home. Students earn points, or steps, for every 15 minutes of reading; medals are given for 100, 200, 300 and 400 steps – 100 steps are equal to 25 hours of reading.

“The most important thing you can do for your children at home is to read with them,” Greseth said. “Show them reading is important to you.”

Although the reading program is designed to be completed at home, students can also earn credit in school.

A former high school basketball coach, Greseth knows the value of practice.

“In athletics, practicing gets you ready and strong,” Greseth said. “As kids practice reading, they get stronger and stronger.”

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