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Anna Voloshina is proof that reading pays – a lot of reading. The 10-year-old Soos Creek Elementary student completed the King County Library summer reading program by reading more than 1,000 minutes.

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  • Friday, September 23, 2011 1:42pm
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Anna Voloshina

Anna Voloshina

Anna Voloshina is proof that reading pays – a lot of reading.

The 10-year-old Soos Creek Elementary student completed the King County Library summer reading program by reading more than 1,000 minutes.

Once she completed the program her name was entered into a drawing for a laptop, and Anna won.

Anna opened her new Acer Aspire ONE D255-2520 laptop Saturday as her friends, teachers and family cheered and took pictures.

According to Anna’s mother, Svetlana Voloshina, she read much more than 1,000 minutes during the summer and is reading at a high school level.

“I can’t get her to go to sleep sometimes,” Svetlana Voloshina said. “She keeps saying ‘just one more chapter, just one more chapter.’”

Anna said she enjoys fairy tales and many other types of books.

“My house is kind of boring on rainy days so I like to read,” she said. “On sunny days I can go out and play on the trampoline.”

Along with reading, Anna participates in gymnastics and plays the piano.

The King County Library has winners in the reading contest from the north, central and south part of the library system.

Laurin Linscott, children’s section supervisor at the Kent Library, said this was the first time a child from Kent has won.


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