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Laytonsville Elementary Wins Mayor’s Book Club Contest
Students in area elementary schools competed in the contest to encourage students to read daily for a month.
This spring, more than 200 third grade students in six area elementary schools competed in the 10th Annual Mayor’s Book Club Reading Contest, held in conjunction with the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The contest encouraged students to read at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Classes in which a majority of students participated were then entered into a drawing to become the Mayor’s Book Club Class of 2019.
Participating schools were Laytonsville, Rosemont, Rachel Carson, South Lake, Strawberry Knoll, and Summit Hall. All participating students are now members of the Mayor’s Book Club, and each will receive a certificate and a free kid’s meal from The Habit Burger Grill.
Ms. Diane Hudson’s class from Laytonsville Elementary School was selected as the winner. Her class also won the Mayor’s Book Club Contest in 2018. Mayor Jud Ashman will recognize the winning class at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 18. The special presentation takes place at 3 p.m. on the Marvin Gaye Stage at the City Hall Concert Pavilion.
The Mayor will also join the winning class before the end of the school year to distribute their Mayor’s Book Club membership cards and enjoy a lunch party provided by The Habit Burger Grill.