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What-a-reader! La Porte Elementary students get to hang out with Whataburger mascot, Rockets rep

Thirty-one La Porte Elementary students read a combined 28,246 pages between Dec. 18 and Jan. 18 as part of the program. The school was then chosen to receive a Read Nation Reading Time Out event at the campus.

Hai Duong, the community relations coordinator for the Houston Rockets, led the students in a variety of activities in the school library. The children participated in an interactive dental care lesson with “Dr. Smiley” and participated in games with the assistance of “Whataguy,” the Whataburger mascot.

Several students won prizes such as Houston Rockets T-shirts, and each Read Nation participant received a Read Nation T-shirt as well as six new books to take home. The event leaders also presented them with Read Nation/Whataburger reusable totes, stickers and bookmarks.