May 14, 2024

St. Luke’s 5th Grader Reads 6 Million Words

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On St. Luke's Japonica Campus, we witness countless moments of academic and personal achievement among our students. Today, we are thrilled to highlight a truly extraordinary accomplishment by one of our 5th grade students, Rose Perez. This year, Rose has read over 6 million words, adding to her impressive record of reading more than a million words each year since she started lower school.

Rose's journey with reading began the moment she stepped onto campus for K5. From the very start, she demonstrated an insatiable curiosity and a deep love for books. Whether it was picture books or the early chapter books that many of us fondly remember from our own childhoods, Rose immersed herself in stories and characters, always eager to learn more and explore new worlds through the pages of a book.

By the end of her first year, Rose had already read over a million words. This was no small feat for a five-year-old, and it set the tone for her future achievements. Each year, her passion for reading grew, along with her vocabulary, comprehension, and overall academic prowess. Teachers noticed not only her reading ability but also how her expansive knowledge from books enriched class discussions, fueled her creativity, and enhanced her writing skills.

This year, as a 5th grader, Rose has reached an incredible milestone by reading over 6 million words. To put this into perspective, that’s the equivalent of reading the entire Harry Potter series ten times over! It’s a testament to her dedication, discipline, and most importantly, her love for reading.

Rose’s accomplishments have also had a positive ripple effect on her peers. Her enthusiasm for reading is contagious. She’s often seen recommending books to friends and even helping younger students find books that might interest them. She’s become a true reading ambassador on St. Luke's Japonica Campus, inspiring others to discover the joys of reading.

As a school, we are incredibly proud of Rose’s achievements. Her dedication to reading exemplifies the values we strive to instill in all our students: a love for learning, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. Rose’s parents also deserve a special mention for fostering a reading-friendly environment at home and supporting her literary interests.

Rose’s story is a powerful reminder of the incredible things our students can achieve with passion and dedication. It’s a privilege to support and celebrate such a remarkable young reader, and we look forward to seeing all the wonderful things Rose will continue to accomplish in the future.

Congratulations, Rose, on your extraordinary achievement! You make St. Luke's proud.