Local Las Vegas School Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary Claims Best In State In Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza

Half a million students across the country took part this summer in the Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza. Students pledged to track their reading to help unlock 200,000 books to help build home libraries for kids without easy access to books. The more students read, the more books were donated by Scholastic and independent publishers.

Collectively, the students read an impressive 109,334,297 minutes! Almost a quarter million of those minutes were thanks to the kids over at Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School right here in Las Vegas. What’s great is these kids not only have a lot to be proud of, but they helped to bring the gift of learning to many underprivileged students across the country.

Additionally, the schools winning Best In State will be featured in the 2020 Scholastic Book of World Records.