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KMBZ | Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson challenges metro area students
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Posted: Wednesday, 21 January 2015 4:36PM

Chiefs linebacker Derek Johnson challenges metro area students



 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 250 students at Crispus Attucks are very excited about reading, thanks to a certain athlete.

The kindergarten through sixth graders met with Linebacker Derek Johnson this afternoon.

Johnson has challenged the students to read twenty minutes every day.

Fourth-grader Dayana is more than ready to show Johnson how much she loves reading.

"I'm going to read 100 percent !" Dayana says. Her favorite book is called Big Nate.

"It's about this boy who goes to middle school and he gets bullied but talks to his teacher and his teacher helps him solve his problems," Dayana explains.

The challenge is not just at Crispus Attucks elementary, either.

The whole metro is encouraged to participate.

The school that reads the most books gets a party with Derek Johnson himself.




 
 
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