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More than 225 students participated in the Whistler Public Library’s and Myrtle Philip Community School Library’s February Read-a-thon, raising more than $5,500 for the libraries. The funds raised will go toward purchasing library materials and sponsoring author readings. This year’s read-a-thon total was the second highest ever; The 1990 read-a-thon raised $5,958. Students read and kept track of what they read for seven days. The total number of minutes read was 62,148. In each class the student who read the most and the student who raised the most money were given a book prize. All participants received a personalized certificate and a book bag. Book awards went to: Div. 1, Sarah Fenwick, 740 minutes read Grade 5/6, Meghan Kolodka, $50 raised Div. 2, Richard Combs, 1,959 minutes read Grade 5/6, Dillon Melamed, $60.80 raised Div. 3, Rebecca Kleinman, 345 minutes read & $45 raised Grade 5/6, Andrew Livsey, 285 minutes read Div. 4, Raine Playfair, 1,208 minutes read Grade 4/5, Cameron Mackay-Stotesbury, $50 raised Div. 5, Christopher Charron, 730 minutes read Grade 3/4/5, Rachelle Palkovsky, $61.30 raised Div. 6, Anna Pitoniak, 1,077 minutes read Grade 4, Chelsea MacDonald, 736 minutes read Grade 4, Ben Pickering, $56.62 raised Div. 7, Rachel Kleinman, 1,460 minutes read & $45 raised Grade 3/4, Robbie Laird, 620 minutes read Div. 8, Evan Flann, 378 minutes read Grade 3, Sammy Paulus, $57.50 raised Div. 9, Matthew Bayly, 298 minutes read Grade 3, Jamie Raffan, $50 raised Div. 10 Chana Kleinman, 582 minutes read Grade 2 Abigail Cameron, $65 raised Div. 11, Emelia Hurd, 732 minutes read Grade 2, Kyla Greig, $104 raised Div. 12, Dominique de Groot, 668 minutes read Grade 2, Lonnie Wake, $80 raised Div 13, Ethan Hopkins, 671 minutes read & $95 raised Grade 1, Kristi Poole-Adler, 450 minutes read Div. 14, Ellika Crichton, 670 minutes read & $121 raised Grade 1, Ali Wake, 490 minutes read Div. 15, Stuart Ghanam, 306 minute read Grade 1, Jillian Roberts, $55 raised Div. 16, Frazer McGaw, 645 minutes read Kindergarten, Travis Abrahamson, $175 raised Div. 17, Dylan Jones, 376 minutes read &$45 raised Kindergarten, Kelsey Clark, 155 minutes raised Div. 18, Katelyn McKeever, 555 minutes read Kindergarten, Bridget Barker, $130 raised Div. 19, Tanner Atkins, 253 minutes read Kindergarten, Alexander Hosner, $63 raised Div. 20, Paris Caven, 255 minutes read &$76 raised K, G1/2, Nadine Crowe, 215 minutes read Minutes read by class: 1. Mrs. Xhignesse’s Grade 5/6 class: 7,695 minutes 2. Mr. Smith’s Grade 4 class: 5,137 minutes 3. Mr. Reimer’s Grade 4 class: 5,055 minutes 4. Ms. Williams’ Grade 2 class: 4,892 minutes

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