Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Navajo Pine Students Awarded Laptops
The new HP laptops were presented by officials from Reader to Reader, a Massachusetts nonprofit literacy organization, that funds a mentoring program for Navajo Nation students and this spring donated 15,000 new children’s books to public schools in the Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools District.
Reader to Reader executive director David Mazor flew in over the weekend and Monday presented sophomores Jeff Chen and Roderica Sandoval with their laptops in recognition as the top students in mentoring program this year.
“I am incredibly proud of the hard work these students put in all year long,” Mazor said. “They read quite a large number of books and it was easy to pick them as the top students because their work was outstanding.”
Both students plan to participate in the Navajo Mentoring Program again next year.
“I can’t think of a better way to get students talking about books, using technology, and developing higher order thinking skills than Reader to Reader online mentoring program,” Navajo Pine’s librarian Carla Clauschee said.
About Reader to Reader
Based on the campus of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Reader to Reader, Inc. www.readertoreader.org is a nonprofit organization that distributes books to schools and libraries in need. They have donated over 4 million books to schools and libraries across the United States and in 14 countries.