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1,503 and still reading ...


Reading comes naturally to Farragut Primary School’s Kai Smith.

Since enrolling in kindergarten at the school and joining Finley’s — the school’s mascot — Reading Club, Smith, shown pictured above, has read 1,503 books, breaking the school record set by Shawn Steffey in 2001.

“I plan to read one thousand five hundred and fifty books by the end of the year,” Smith said as the book club term ends tomorrow, Friday, May 13.

The previous record held by Steffey was 1,454 books.

“I have enjoyed working with Kai since his kindergarten year when he first joined the reading club and began working on his goal of reading fifteen hundred books,” Margaret Rogers, FPS librarian, said.


Smith’s second-grade teacher Cecilia Nye concurs adding, “the eight-year-old is always ready to answer questions during the science and social studies lessons, and his classmates enjoy the additional information he contributes to the discussion.”

Rogers added that about 40 percent of the books Smith read were non-fiction.

Finley’s Reading Club, which is administered by the school library, is a club that offers students a chance to take computerized tests through the Accelerated Reader Program on books the members have just read.

Rogers said Smith has a 90.3 percent accuracy rate for the computerized tests on the books he has read.

 

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