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Florida Teen Reads encourages students to explore new books

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Florida Teen Reads (FTR) is a list of 15 books constructed annually by a committee of media specialists. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Media Specialist Diana Haneski participates in the committee that selects these books. “FTR is a statewide reading promotion or incentive to read for […]

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Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Do high school students voluntarily read at home?

Reading has been a common leisurely pass-time ever since books originated. In modern times, the world has seen a decrease in the popularity of this activity, particularly among youth. This may be due to the fact that most schools now use reading as an element of education, thus it has slowly transformed from a form of entertainment into a chore. […]

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Samantha’s Library promotes literacy among children

Samantha’s Library, a sanctioned non-profit organization created by junior Samantha Schneid, works to increase literacy rates among children by raising money in order to buy and collect books. “Right now we’re in our initial stages of the organization” Schneid said.  “Our immediate goal right now is to raise money to donate books to children who don’t have access to them […]

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