Snake River reads

Joslyn Phillips, the 2016 Snake River Distinguished Young Woman, shared her five tips on how to become a superhero in front of a group of Summer Reading Program participants.
Meg Matsuura
Staff Writer

THOMAS — On Tuesday, the Snake River High School Summer Reading Program hosted an activity in the cafeteria centered around superheroes and reading. Children came dressed in capes and participated in activities like the bean bag toss and ball games. They also had the opportunity to work on several crafts.
"We provide a variety of activities that go along with our theme," said Rachel Grimmett, the Summer Reading Program director. "It helps bring the stories we read to life."
Joslyn Phillips, the 2016 Snake River Distinguished Young Woman, came and spoke to the children and parents about what it takes to become a superhero. She listed five key points which included being healthy and fit, involved, ambitious, studious and responsible.
Throughout the month of June, the program has brought in between 300-400 children each week.
"This program is awesome because it helps kids find joy in reading," said Phylicia Lee, a program assistant.
The final day for the Summer Reading Program is today, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children and their parents are welcome.