VCS Students Hit Home Runs in Summer Reading Challenge

VCS Students Hit Home Runs in Summer Reading Challenge

DELAND – Volusia County Schools and the Daytona Tortugas are incredibly proud of the 1,230 students who took part in the Summer Home Run Reading Challenge.

Together, VCS students in grades K-8 logged 606,479 minutes of reading this summer! As they logged their reading minutes and rounded the bases, they earned prizes from the Daytona Tortugas, Dave & Busters, Wendy’s, and Marcos Pizza.

For completing the full Home Run Reading Challenge (390+ minutes), 630 students earned a ticket to the August 21 Daytona Tortugas game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!

Citrus Grove Elementary School in DeLand was the top school with 65,000 minutes read, and CGE student Scott Tucker was the individual winner. Scott, who read 5,800 minutes, was recognized at the game along with Citrus Grove Media Specialist Angela Young and Assistant Principal Frank Martello.

“We are so proud of all the students who participated in reading more than 600,000 minutes,” said VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz. “Congratulations go out to all our Home Run Reading Challenge participants!”

Watch Dr. Fritz’s congratulatory video

Volusia County Schools’ vision is to create life-long learners prepared for an ever-changing global society. The VCS Strategic Plan can be found at