Senator Johnson congratulated Andrew Groh, a 4th grader at Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon, upon his completion of the 2011 New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.
Andrew is one of over a hundred children in the 4th Senate District who successfully completed the reading program. Students were asked to read at least three books over the summer and record their thoughts about their chosen works on reading logs that were available through Senator Johnson’s office.
The children who returned a completed log to Senator Johnson’s office by the end of the summer received a Summertime Reading Passport certificate to recognize their efforts.
"Reading is such a valuable part of a young student’s education that it is vital they continue practicing over the summer months, Senator Johnson said. "This program helps parents keep their children interested in reading and helps the children build a stronger foundation for the next school year.”