Hannah the top bookworm

READING does not seem to be a chore for two of Rockhampton's top achievers in the 2005 MS Readathon. St Mary's Catholic Primary School students Hannah Williams and Lauren Ellrot both performed well in the event to raise funds for essential support services for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Hannah out-read all other stu- dents in the district, devouring 110 books in six weeks. The bookworm said she read books she enjoyed, and would read before school and before bed.

"I read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and some Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen books,'' she said.

Lauren was the school's top individual fundraiser, and said she was glad her collection of $806 in sponsorship would help the cause.

"I was happy to be able to raise that much money,'' she said. Frenchville State School was Rockhampton's top fundraising school as a whole, with 84 students reading 2000 books to raise just over $4000 for Australians living with MS.



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