The students met Representative Andersson at Wise Guys Pizzeria in South Elgin to discuss their favorite books they read, and celebrate their accomplishments over pizza and cupcakes. Each student received a certificate from Representative Andersson, while Tricky the Magician provided the entertainment for the evening, and made sure to make a balloon animal for every student!
The students read a variety of books, and Andersson was pleased to see all the different interests of the students represented in their reading lists. “We had a great turn out, and it was amazing to see how excited the students were to participate in the program. Reading, and especially reading during the summer months, is so important to education and I hope to continue doing this program every year.”