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Middleton Elementary students strive for 'gold medal' in reading

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A Middleton Elementary class representing Australia in their school's own Olympic opening ceremonies marched into the gym with their country's flag Feb 1. The assembly kicked of the school's "Reading Olympics" for I Love to Read Month, which promotes everyday reading habits. Each class represented on of 26 countries. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2

Teachers at Middleton Elementary School kicked off the school's "Reading Olympics" Feb. 1 with a gamut of competitions combining brains and brawn, including a foot race balancing books on their head and reading while hula-hooping.

Middleton students this month will be honored as "gold medalists" for returning completed reading logs