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Published on February 28th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Irmo Middle School student recognized as top sixth grade reader in South Carolina

IRMO – Irmo Middle School student Abigail Davis has been named as the “Read with the Gamecocks” top sixth grade reader in South Carolina.

Abigail read 1,847 pages in a two-week period and will be recognized at the South Carolina women’s basketball game on Feb. 18 versus Kentucky. This marks the second straight year a student from Irmo Middle has earned this honor.

“I started reading because I used to have a whole bunch of fears, and then I would read about people having fears and overcoming them, so I like to read because it helps me with the world,” Davis said.

The regional Read with the Gamecocks reading program promotes literacy and encourages reading among students from kindergarten through eighth grade. With this year’s plan, the program is divided into three individual segments that offer students three opportunities to Read with the Gamecocks, and gives incentives to attend three South Carolina basketball games/special events with the Gamecocks.

This marks the fifth consecutive year Irmo Middle principal Cassy Paschal has had a student win the contest. She had four students win from 2014-2017 during her time as principal at Oak Pointe Elementary.

“Reading with the Gamecocks creates a fun and exciting program for students that encourages them to read,” Paschal said. “Abigail took this reading challenge and ran with it with great enthusiasm. This well-deserved honor highlights what an incredible young woman she is and how dedicated she is to learning and growing!”

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