Students could win a hamster through a reading program

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CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — South Vermillion Elementary Schools is participating in a fun reading program that will send one lucky student home with a pet hamster.

This is called the “One School, One Book” program and all students will receive a copy of the same book to read.
The featured book, “The World According to Humphrey”, is about a hamster.

To put a unique spin on the event, Central Elementary School has adopted a hamster and will give it to a lucky student at the end of the program. The kids said they were really excited about the idea.

“I’m going to feed him. I’m going to give him some water,” Landry Ferrari, kindergarten student. “I’ll find him a nice comfortable bed.”

“I was a little excited because this hamster, he looks pretty cool and I would love to win him,” said fifth grader Jackson Mathas. “So hopefully my name will be drawn so I can bring this little guy home.”

The students said they also had a lot of fun reading the book.

“Our fifth-grade teacher had just told me the other day that she walked into her classroom and when the students came in they were already talking about the book as they walked through the door,” Alisa Vandeusen, Title I Reading Specialist at Central Elementary, mentioned.

School officials said they got permission from parents for students to participate in the chance to win the hamster.

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