New Horizons Elementary School students in grades one through five participated this year in the Reading Counts program by reading books and taking computerized tests to check their comprehension. Students in each grade level had a challenge to meet by reading a certain number of words: first graders read 80,000 words; second graders read 500,000 words; and third through fifth graders read 1 million words. Students meeting the challenge, 34 students in all, were treated to an ice cream party. Each one received a trophy purchased by the Reading Leadership Committee and a Barnes & Noble gift card purchased by the PTA. Shown here are award recipients with teacher sponsor Jennifer Schuler.