Rep. Ubelhor honors Kindergarten student Mckenzie Radcliff

Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Start Date:  2/27/2014  Start Time:  4:30 PM
Today, State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) authored a House resolution recognizing the accomplishments of Mckenzie Radcliff, a student at Hatfield Elementary School. Mckenzie was the first five-year-old to complete the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Mitchell Community Public Library. She completed the program in just three months. 

“I am pleased to author this resolution to recognize Mckenzie’s outstanding accomplishments at such a young age,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “Reading is an essential part of a student’s personal, academic and future growth as it lays the foundation for their life moving forward. It’s great to see a love of reading at such a young age.

According to the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website, the program is a Nevada non-profit organization that was founded to promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers. The program encourages parent and child bonding through reading and says if children read just 1 book a night they will reach over 1,000 books in three years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is offered in all 50 states.

“Mckenzie has said that her favorite class is reading, and she enjoys school very much. A great education system can make all the difference in a child’s life, and I am proud of our schools and local libraries for offering this program to our children. I am looking forward to hearing from Mckenzie in her future endeavors as I am sure she has a very bright future ahead of her,” said Rep. Ubelhor.