Columbia Elem. teachers take pies in the face after students set reading record

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-09 15:09:51-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- For some students, throwing a pie in a teacher's face is only a daydream. But students at Columbia Elementary School in West Jordan had their dreams come true Monday.

Teachers at Columbia Elementary held a contest called "Road to Success" to see which classes could break records in the number of minutes they read. According to a news release from the Jordan School District, the students who participated read a combined total of 1,737,000 minutes.

"The reading of the school is really, really high. So, like, technically almost everyone in the school - Columbia Elementary - likes reading," said fourth-grader Skyler Ferezoco.

As a reward for their impressive dedication to reading, the students were allowed to throw pies in the faces of the teachers who organized the reading contest.

Way to go, kids!