4 Wichita students among those recognized for reading most books over the summer

TOPEKA — Four students from Wichita are among 20 students who will be recognized by Gov. Sam Brownback this weekend for reading the most books during the summer reading program Read Kansas Read.

The Wichita students are Paige Albert, Abbie Shurts, Angela Davis and Lacie Bratton, according to the governor’s office. The students will join other top readers for a picnic and celebration at Cedar Crest on Saturday.

The summer reading program started last May as an initiative of Brownback, the Kansas State Board of Education and the State Library of Kansas. Students statewide make a list of the books they read, and they hand the lists in on Aug. 1. More than 400 students participated. Their reading logs included more than 10,000 books over two months. The two students who read the most in each state board of education district were invited to join in the celebration.