One of the prizes included a performance by everyone's favorite bison -- Rumble the Thunder team's mascot. His original performance, slated for last year, was canceled when the school closed for power outages.
"She read a lot," said Williams. "She was head and shoulders above most of the third graders in the state so she should be really proud of her self."
During Rumble's performance,
Other activities included teachers competing in a hoola-hoop race and acting out Rumble's favorite book "The Busy Body Book."
"I like 'em all -- mostly adventure," she said. "I just finished a big chapter book, 'Ever After High'"
"She (My mom) took away my two flashlights that I had under my pillow,"
"You can have tons of adventures if you do (read)," she said.
Stewart said she learned a lot by reading but her favorite thing was simple: Friendship is important.
Williams said the enrollment for this year's challenge was still open.
"This will be our ninth annual Thunder Reading Challenge so teachers in grades kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in this program," she said. "Last year we had roughly 1,600 teachers across
Williams said there was only one stipulation for the challenge.
"It's not required reading, it has to be totally independent, it can't be something the teacher has assigned in class," she said. "Our young readers who are just starting, they can be read to and those minutes count."
For more information or to sign up visit www.okcthunder.com/readingchallenge.
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