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Reading is rewarding

Posted: January 29, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 29, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Many school kids love to read and write, including myself.

I have read and written many books, but what if I could be rewarded for it?

These are some experiences I’ve had, and after this I hope more kids will take the initiative to enter programs to be rewarded for reading and writing.

America has many reward programs and I have done a few such as:

n The Pizza Hut program that gives a personal pizza every month to kids who meet their reading expectations.

I’ve earned at least eight pizzas. This encourages me to read more for a delicious treat.

n The L.A. County Fair has a Read to Ride program where if you read six books and write reports you can earn six free rides!

I am a roller coaster lover so I do this annually. It’s the same with Six Flags Magic Mountain, by reading six hours in your non-school time, you can get a free ticket there!

There are a lot of opportunities in writing too. Like my essay here in the newspaper!

Some examples of contests one could enter are:

n The Betty award that gives prizes to kids who write the best narratives, where you can win $300 for first place!

n The PBS Go Award where kids compete in writing short stories for a Scholastic Publication.

There are many other contests in which you can earn prizes, but one of my favorites is Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living program.

I wrote an essay on how I think kids can get fit through my program called “The Cool Kids Club.” I was one of fifty children picked to have an all expense paid vacation for four to Disney World!

I have many great memories. I met several Disney stars, starred in a Disney PSA, and rode the biggest rides there.

This was the greatest reward I’ve had for reading and writing.

I have shared only some of the many programs a kid could do.

I hope you enjoyed this information and you are inspired to earn rewards for doing what you love.

Mya Davis, 11, is a student with Homeschooling Explorers of Santa Clarita.

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