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West Hertel Academy students join mayor to kick off Reading Rules!

Mayor Byron W. Brown was joined Wednesday by students from School 94 West Hertel Academy as he kicked off his 14th annual Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge for the city’s grade school and high school students.

Children entering kindergarten through eighth grade must read seven books for a required list and write a brief summary of eight to 10 sentences on each of them. Students entering grades nine through 12 must read at least four of the required books.

Applications can be downloaded and submitted on the city’s website, city-buffalo.com. Book summaries must be returned by Aug. 28. Those who submit summaries will be invited to a prize ceremony in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.