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Lacey Todd wins pizza for her class

POLSON — Monday, Dec. 21, was an especially great day to be a second grader in Mrs. Nordberg’s room at Linderman Elementary School. Lacey Todd, 7, won a pizza party for her second grade class.

Lacey participated in the Book It program sponsored by Pizza Hut. Each child who redeems his or her Book It certificate puts that certificate in a gallon jar for a monthly drawing, and this month Lacey’s name was chosen. 

Kris Nordberg, Lacey’s teacher, handed out the pizza, either cheese or pepperoni, at about 11:15 a.m. to Lacey and her classmates.

Lacey likes to read the Junie B. Jones books, and she prefers cheese pizza. A survey of the Nordberg’s class revealed 13 of the kids like cheese pizza and seven students like pepperoni. 

“Everybody loves pizza,” Tiffany Acher, shift leader at Polson Pizza Hut said. “I think Book It is great because it encourages reading.” 

Students in schools all across the United States earn free Personal Pan pizzas for reading books each month. Kids from kindergarten to sixth grade are eligible for the program.

Acher said Polson Pizza Hut employees try to make getting a Book It Personal Pan pizza special for kids. For instance, students can sign a Book It board at the business for friends and family to see. 

There were no leftovers in Mrs. Nordberg’s class left to see, though. Lacey and her classmates cleaned up every crumb.

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