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Boys & Girls Club holds reading awards

Sandra Doorley, Monroe County district attorney, with Jason Smith, a sixth-grader who completed a program-high 335 books for the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester. Courtesy Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley last week participated in the Accelerated Readers Awards Ceremony at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester.

“This community is full of heroes and I’m honored to be able to support the great work being performed by the incredible people at the Boys & Girls Club,” she said. “This is one of the most amazing and talented groups of kids I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around, and I can’t say enough about the how proud I am of what they’ve accomplished here.”

Each year, staff challenge members to read 75 books or more each, with program participants able to attain different achievement levels based on the number of books they complete during the year.

The top readers this year were fifth-grader Malikka Butler, with 275 books, and Jason Smith, a sixth-grader who completed a program high 335 books. All 189 members of the Accelerated Readers Program reached their goal, collectively reading 11,561 titles.

Doorley, a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, handed out prizes and award c

ertificates.