New Visions honored for reading prowess

For the sixth consecutive year, New Visions School was recognized for having read the most books during the summer of any elementary school in the district.

The special ceremony began with a musical performance by students and was followed by the distribution of certificates to the children who read the most books. Leah Awalow and Chinwe Okike read 36 books each, twins Kelvin and Kaitlin Lopez read 72 books each, Tatiana Phelps read 73 books and brother Chase and Lucca Noboa read 72 books each.

Freeport Memorial Library Director Ken Belefiore and Children’s Room Librarian Mary Ellen Cantano then presented the school with the summer reading club trophy. New Visions has earned the trophy every year since the library has held the contest.

Principal Renee Crump-Dedmond then reviewed the school’s “high-five” rules, which are to be here, be safe, be caring, be responsible and be respectful. The program concluded with a surprise song-and-dance performance by School Librarian Mimi Bino and a group of teachers.