Last updated: July 17. 2013 1:46PM - 279 Views

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Rachel Baldwin

Staff Writer

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson Public Library joined together with the Mingo County Board of Education to celebrate “West Virginia Reads 150,” a competition that is part of the library’s activities to mark the 150th year anniversary of our state.

Students from the elementary schools within the county competed in a contest to see which class could read the most books on a group and an individual level. The class that place first was the “Dingess Dragons” from the Dingess Elementary School. Claiming the second place prize was Riverside Elementary, who is also proud of their student Cassidy Griffey, who placed first in the individual competition. Lenore K-8 also had a top reader, Zoe Yates.

The staff of the Williamson Library honored the winners with gift cards and certificates for their hard work and dedication. The staff members say thank you to all of the Mingo County students who participated and further encourage them to visit the library throughout the summer to enjoy planned activities, and to continue their thirst for knowledge and love of reading.

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