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Governor Kay Ivey Launches 2024 Summer Reading Challenge for Alabama Students

Governor Ivey Invites Alabama Students to Join for Her Summer Reading Challenge

Montgomery, AL  — Today, Governor Kay Ivey invited Alabama students to participate in her 2024 Summer Reading Challenge, aiming to keep children engaged in reading throughout their summer break.

“Our students worked hard in the classroom this school year, and I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts. Summer is a time to break from school but not from learning. To continue the growth and progress made, we must keep our students’ minds sharp by encouraging them to pick up books all summer long,” said Governor Ivey.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 21, 2024, to July 31, 2024, and is open to Alabama students entering grades K through 8 in the upcoming school year. The challenge is inclusive of students in public, private, and home school settings.

To participate, students are encouraged to write a letter to Governor Ivey, sharing their favorite summer reading book and explaining why it was their preferred choice. The letter should also include the student’s name, the grade they are entering, and the school they attend.

Letters should be addressed and mailed to:

Governor Kay Ivey
Attn: Governor Ivey’s Summer Reading Challenge
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

Governor Ivey expressed her enthusiasm for the challenge at its launch. “Last year, many joined me for my inaugural Summer Reading Challenge, and I was inspired by the enthusiasm our students brought as they embarked on their reading adventures,” she said. “This summer, I am, once again, inviting Alabama students to join me in reading. Together, we will participate in my Summer Reading Challenge, and I look forward to hearing from each and every one of our students about their summer literary adventure.”

Parents and teachers are also encouraged to get involved by sharing photos of young readers and their books on Instagram and Twitter, tagging Governor Ivey at @GovernorKayIvey and using the hashtag #GKIsReadingChallenge.

She stated that her initiative aims to foster a love of reading and continuous learning among Alabama’s young learners, helping them to retain and build upon their academic progress during the summer months.

 

Governor Ivey Invites Alabama Students to Join for Her Summer Reading Challenge

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