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Local school wins Guiness World Record

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 12, 2016
Guinness World Records honored Brookman Elementary School, Comedy Magician Adam London and 4th-grade teacher Alana London with the title "Longest Chain of Glow Sticks."
The number of glow sticks recorded by the witnesses for Guinness Book World Records on January 15 was 20,808 and the line measured 3.92 miles.
The glow sticks represented each book the students read and were tested on, with an 80 percent comprehension or better from September 2015 to January 2016.
The students continued reading throughout the spring, and the number of books read from September 2015 to May 2016 was 50,048, which averaged out to more than three million words per week over 32 weeks.
A primary school in Australia with 9,800 glow sticks previously had the title. 
Adam London performs a comedy magic show at the D Las Vegas. He partnered with his wife Alana London and started planning the program in May 2015.
Team London rallied to get the entire school involved in breaking the record, along with purchasing the glow sticks.
Brookman Elementary School’s "Reading Makes Us Bright" program fell within Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s "Read by 3" initiative, which encourages students to be able to read on grade level by third grade.