Children honored for reading

(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than 4,000 students from all over Central Indiana were honored on Wednesday for taking part in WISH-TV’s I Love to Read challenge.

The students and their families went to a ceremony Wednesday morning at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Indiana First Lady Karen Pence was there, and 24-Hour News 8 anchors Eric Halvorson and Lori Wilson emceed the program.

I Love to Read has been encouraging reading among children for 24 years. This year, 119 schools participated.

Students in first through third grades had a goal to read 1,200 minutes. Children in fourth through eighth grades had to read 2,500 minutes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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