(03/01/13) - Friday morning, some Bay City students were doing their part to make history.
About 250 kids joined schools across the country to take to the books in an effort to break the world record for the most quizzes during one day. It's all part of the Excelled Reader Program.
Students read as many books as they could in three hours, taking a quiz after each book online.
March is Reader Month, and it gets the kids excited about reading. They also earned prizes, Friday.
"Usually a quiz will be five to 10 questions. Once they are done, the screen will pop up saying what percentage they got on it and actually there is a points reward system as well that goes along with it for every book they read, they are given so many points and the students can earn prizes that way," said third grade teacher Nick Meldrun.
The students read about 500 books and we are happy to report that the old record of 3.5 million was broken, with more than 4 million books being read nationwide.
The event runs until midnight Friday.
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