Lewis and Clark Principal Danny Wirtzberger thought it was safe to tell his students he’d spend the night on the roof of the school if they read 35 million words between Jan 1 and March 1, totaling 90 million words for the year.
“Although I’m their biggest fan, I didn’t think they’d be able to do it,” Wirtzberger said. “That’s a lot of words to read over the course of a year.”
It was a lofty goal. In fact, it was so ambitious that Lewistown Superintendent of Schools Jason Butcher said he’d join Wirtzberger if the students made it happen.