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The 2015-16 LA Clippers Read to Achieve program had over 75,000 students participate from 184 Los Angeles area schools. Students that participated in the Minutes Challenge read a total of over 5.5 million minutes during the program. Cleminson Elementary School in Temple City and Stauffer Middle School in Downey were the winning Elementary and Middle Schools, respectively, for the Minutes Challenge. Both schools received a school visit from a Clippers Alumni. In addition to the Minutes Challenge, we received over 550 submissions for the Storybook Challenge and the Short Story and Creative Writing Challenge. The winners of the Storybook Challenge and Creative Writing Challenge were from San Miguel Elementary School, Nightingale Elementary School, Alhambra High School, Angel’s Gate High School and Locke High School. The winning students from these schools were invited to attend the Community Kids Awards ceremony prior to the Clippers vs. Boston Celtics game on March 28, 2016.

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Stauffer Middle School –April 27, 2016 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Middle School

On April 27, 2016, the LA Clippers took timeout to recognize the students at Stauffer Middle School in Downey for winning the Clippers Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge for the 2015-16 season. During this year’s Minutes Challenge the students at Stauffer Middle School read over 1.7 million minutes, which was the most for any middle school participating in the program. This was Stauffer Middle School’s second year in a row as the top Middle School in the Minutes Challenge. LA Clippers Alumni Lamond Murray visited the school to speak with the students on the importance of education and reading. Students also participated in a question and answer session with Lamond during the event. Each student in attendance received a t-shirt, book and school supplies courtesy of the Read to Achieve program.

The goal of the LA Clippers Read to Achieve program is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encourage families and adults to read regularly with young children.

Cleminson Elementary School- February 9, 2016 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Elementary School

The LA Clippers took timeout on February 9, 2016 to recognize the students at Cleminson Elementary in Temple City for reading over 171,000 minutes during the 2015-16 LA Clippers Read to Achieve program. LA Clippers Alumni Lamond Murray participated in a reading timeout with the students, who read more minutes than any other Elementary School in this year’s Read to Achieve program. After the reading timeout students participated in a question and answer session with Lamond. Each student in attendance also received a t-shirt, book and school supplies courtesy of the Read to Achieve program.

The goal of the LA Clippers Read to Achieve program is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encourage families and adults to read regularly with young children.

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