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Nov. 18, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Grady

DEAR Reading

Today, students at St. Gregory's school in Maryville learn if they've completed a reading challenge set by their Principal.

The annual Drop Everything And Read program is better known as DEAR time. To kick off the program, St. Gregory's students in kindergarten through fourth grade were challenged by Principal Susan Martin to collectively read a total of six-thousand minutes. Coinciding with the opening of deer season, Principal Martin will dress in camouflage clothing and spend part of the day in a duck blind reading if the students were successful in completing their reading goal. St. Gregory's 4th grade teacher Marcy Sobotka says this challenge pushes her students to do more outside reading.

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Also, this afternoon, in celebration of the kick of of DEAR Northwest Missouri State Football players Trevor Adams, Brandon and Brian Dixon and Eric Reimer will visit the school.