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Browns recognize Cleveland's top readers

Posted May 10, 2013

The Cleveland Browns recognized the top readers from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns welcomed the top 100 students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to FirstEnergy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns for a celebration of their efforts in recording over 30,000 hours in reading comprehension through the district’s Study Island Program between Jan. 15 and May 3.

The top-performing students read and answered over three million questions through the Study Island engagement program which spans all curriculums, with emphasis on literacy. As pointed out during the award presentation, some of the standout students beat the competition by just a few questions, demonstrating the extra effort they put towards their academics paid off.

Browns alum Wally Williams congratulated students on their reading accomplishments and emphasized the importance of education, listening to your teachers and achieving goals because of the opportunities presented through school.

Following Williams’ remarks, the students had the opportunity to take photos on the field and got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Browns’ locker room. Each student also received a certificate in recognition of their accomplishments and left with the resounding message that readers are leaders.

Second-year Browns defensive lineman John Hughes greeted the students and signed autographs during the event, which featured a performance by the 2013 All-City Aida Production.

The Browns are proud to partner with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to further promote the importance of literacy.