Students at Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Ballantyne and McAlpine elementary schools have each logged more than 14,600 hours of reading this summer, putting both in the nation’s Top 20 for the Scholastic summer reading challenge.
But Combs Elementary in Raleigh, a Wake County magnet school, holds the top position in North Carolina with 924,770 minutes of reading, or almost 15,413 hours, as of Wednesday.
The “Reading Superhero” challenge runs through Sept. 9. Find results by school or state at Scholastic.com. Combs, Ballantyne and McAlpine are currently ranked 16th, 17th and 18th.
Scholastic is an educational publishing company known for hosting school book fairs. The company will hold a book fair summit in Concord next week.