Kalida Elementary Principal Kathy Verhoff had to kiss a cow last Friday after elementary students met the goal of reading at least 10,000 minutes. The students reached the goal early, knocking it out of the park by reading 16,177 minutes. (Photo submitted)
Kalida Elementary Principal Kathy Verhoff had to kiss a cow last Friday after elementary students met the goal of reading at least 10,000 minutes. The students reached the goal early, knocking it out of the park by reading 16,177 minutes. (Photo submitted)
KALIDA — Kalida Elementary Library/Tech Assistant Adriene Swyers had an idea. She was looking for a fun way to get students excited about reading during Book Fair Week, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.

Her idea was to challenge the students to read a total of at least 10,000 minutes during the week. If they met this goal their Principal Kathy Verhoff agreed to ‘kiss a cow.”

“It was exciting to see the kids get so excited about reading,” Swyers said.

“The kids knocked the goal out of the park,” she said. “They read 16,177 minutes total during the week.

Principal Verhoff kept her promise. On Friday afternoon the students watched as she gallantly kissed a cow.