Florence Elementary School has announced that 5th grader Kayla Gibson was declared the highest achieving Accelerated Reader.
According to a school newsletter, "Kayla Gibson was declared the highest achieving Accelerated Reader in the history of Florence Elementary. Kayla had a vision to out-read, out-test, and outscore everyone starting with her 2nd grade class. She wanted to be the top reader for each grade level and, as a 5th grader, her goal has been reached. She has become the top reader in the history of AR with 644.7 points and by maintaining a testing percentage of 90. Kayla went over and beyond the highest score of 563.9 points.
"Kayla received a trophy and a pillow that lights up for all of her late-night reading starting in middle school, then high school and, finally, college."
Florence Elementary School is at 103 Center St., Florence.
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