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Landing Student-Girl Scout Gives the Gift of Reading

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As part of her Girl Scout Bronze Award, Landing School fifth grader Stephania Martinez donated the book “Hello, Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelly to her fifth grade peers.  

Stephania has been a Girl Scout in Troop 1420 for the past five years. She loves to read and decided to share that love with others as part of her Bronze Award. During a recent lunch period, she explained her community service to fellow students.  

“I have been reading and teaching kids in day care centers, after-school clubs and schools because I love reading,” Stephania said. 

In addition to reading to younger students, Stephania has been holding a book drive to collect books for children in need and fundraised to purchase books for her fellow students.

“Please take good care of the book you’re receiving, and after you’re done, pass it along, share it with a friend or donate,” she said.

City of Glen Cove Councilwoman Marsha Silverman attended the event on behalf of Mayor Tim Tenke and commended Stephania for her good works. 

“We love to hear stories like this of great work being done around the community, promoting the love of reading and love of books and just doing all around good for each other,” Councilwoman Silverman said.