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Casper Classical Academy honored for helping to donate 200,000 books

Casper Classical Academy honored for helping to donate 200,000 books


Recently checked in books at the main branch of the Natrona County Library are seen in August 2018.

Casper Classical Academy earned national recognition as "Best in State" for Wyoming after its students read for more than 46,000 minutes during a reading challenge this summer.

The minutes unlocked a donation of 200,000 books for home libraries for those students who don't have easy access to reading materials, according to a press release from the Natrona County School District. The effort was part of the 2019 Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge. 

“I was surprised we had won, but not shocked," CCA librarian Shelley Diehl said in a statement. " ... I would expect that engagement in reading to continue into the summer. The Scholastic Reading Challenge simply gave students a place to document their reading minutes.”

The school will be featured in Scholastic's 2020 "Book of Records." The school will also receive a plaque.


Education and Health Reporter

Seth Klamann joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 and covers education and health. A 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri and proud Kansas City native, Seth worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Omaha before coming to Casper.

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