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E.P. Rayzor leads Texas Motor Speedway’s reading program

E.P. Rayzor Elementary remains in the lead of Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding to Read competition after its second quarter, with the school’s entire student body reaching their reading goals for the period.

Speeding to Read is an incentive-based program with NASCAR and INDYCAR themes that encourages elementary students to read. Students, classrooms and schools compete against one another to read the most books and earn prizes. Four “turns” – or quarters – during the school year make up the competition, with leading students, classrooms and schools honored at the end of each turn.

For the second consecutive turn, all 533 E.P. Rayzor students met their reading goals for this year’s Speeding to Read program, with the school remaining in first place among the 11 participating North Texas schools. Additionally, the school swept the student honors, with first-grader Richard Kim leading the kindergarten to second-grade division for reading 2,276 books and fourth-grader Noah Terner reading 407 chapter books to lead the third- to fifth-grade division. The Lantana school also came away with the leading kindergarten to second-grade classroom, with first-grade teacher Aleisha Moore’s class reading an average of 630.86 books per student.

For its accomplishments, E.P. Rayzor earned 240 new books from program partner Score a Goal in the Classroom.

E.P. Rayzor is the defending Speeding to Read champion, having won the 2014-15 competition in just its second year in the program. The school finished with 99 percent of its students reaching their reading goals in 2014-15, the program record. The school was a division champion in 2013-14, its first year in the program, but fell just short of the overall victory.

For more information about the Speeding to Read program, visit www.speedingtoread.com.