Students crush their reading goals

Luke and Molly Williams, of Foreston, local Pennies for Patients heros, are pictured with Milaca Elementary School Assistant Principal Jeff Meyer and Principal Steve Voshell after the children helped turn the educators into human ice cream sundaes. (Photo provided.)

Milaca Elementary students were treated to dessert after shattering their reading program goal.
The students set a goal of 6,000 combined reading hours during their 2014 Reading Rodeo campaign, and crushed that goal by hitting the books for a total of 7,347 hours.
Their reward? Ice cream sundaes.
But we’re not talking about any sundaes. Principal Steve Voshell and Assistant Principal Jeff Meyer were covered in ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and topped with cherries.
It was a fun-filled culmination of “I Love to Read” month.
During the month, elementary school students were also challenged to raise money for the “Pennies for Patients” program.
Voshell and Meyer challenged students to raise $3,000. At the end of the penny drive, the students fell short of their goal, but still collected an impressive $2,065.
Luke and Molly Williams, of Foreston, local Pennies for Patients heros and pediatric cancer survivors of MDS/Monosomy 7, were given the opportunity to cover their principals the variety of sundae toppings.
“The community should be very proud of the students for raising money and reading so much and the principals for being such good sports,” said Julie Williams, mother of Luke and Molly.