2 million words equals giant duck for Coahoma fifth grader

Courtesy photo Fifth grader, Eleanor Correa, sits on a giant, inflatable derby duck which was the prize she won for reading 2 million words this school  year. She was awarded at an assembly held April 9, 2018.
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Staff Writer

(4 photos) Coahoma Elementary School (CES) fifth grader Eleanor Correa was recognized Monday for reaching a new reading goal with a giant, inflatable, yellow, derby duck.
This school year alone, Correa has read more than 2 million words. In fact she’s read 2,535,236 words so far, according to CES Librarian Kandi Burris.
“She loves to read,” Burris said. “We’ve had more students reading this year than in the five years I’ve been here.”

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