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First Lady announces reading contest for kids

By Jane Katte


Tallahassee, FL – Florida's First Lady Ann Scott announced a contest Wednesday for students to create public service announcements about the importance of literacy. Jane Katte reports, the contest is part of an effort to get Florida students reading.

The contest challenges elementary, middle, and high school students to create a 26 second video PSA about what reading means to them. First Lady Ann Scott says the goal is to keep kids reading.

"Even though summer's over keep reading. I know they're tired at the end of the day, they've done, you know, they've been in school all day, they've done homework, might be on the computer a little bit, whatever. But, before they go to bed at night, just sit and read."

The theme of the PSA contest is "Take the Lead and Read", inspired by race cars. The winners of the contest will be honored at a ceremony at the Daytona Speedway during the 2012 Celebrate Literacy Week Florida in January. The deadline for submissions is November 18th.