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Red Cedar Elementary students win the 'Plaid About Reading' contest

Becoming bookworms during the past three weeks paid off for Red Cedar Elementary students, who won $1,000 for their school in the "Plaid About Reading" contest sponsored by the Heritage Classic Foundation.

Students at the Bluffton school read more books -- 3,500, in all -- than other participating schools in the program, which started March 21 and ended Monday.

Teacher Norma Webb's class at Red Cedar read the most books of any class, 724, gaining it a pizza party and a visit from Heritage golf tournament ambassador Sir William "Willie" Innes.

The foundation, which runs the PGA Tour event, sponsored the contest to encourage children from kindergarten through fifth grade to read.

Students who read the most books from each class will get to putt with pro golfers at Harbour Town Golf Links on Tuesday during the week of the 43rd annual Heritage tournament.

The six winning students are:

  • Abigail Justice, kindergarten, Red Cedar Elementary, 77 books.
  • Cristal Gonzalez, first grade, Broad River Elementary, 84 books.
  • Hope Homa, second grade, Bluffton Elementary, 58 books.
  • Mario Brown, third grade, Michael C. Riley Elementary, 84 books.
  • Hannah Homa, fourth grade, Bluffton Elementary, 58 books.
  • Julio Vazquez, fifth grade, Michael C. Riley Elementary, 47 books.
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