The NDSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society and West Acres Shopping Center hosted a Read for the Record event Oct. 4. The event was one of at least 250 held worldwide that allowed more than 2.3 million children to hear “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad,” breaking last year’s record by more than 201,000. The NDSU Golden Key chapter was an official reading partner for this year’s Read for the Record campaign.
Golden Key members, honorary members and advisers read the event book along with guest readers, which included Amy Ruley, NDSU associate athletic director of development. Thanks to these readers, 69 children participated in Fargo’s Read for the Record.
Read for the Record began in 2006. Each year, the goal is to break the record for reading the same book to as many children as possible on the designated day. Read for the Record also works to promote literacy and education for all children. The 2012 event featured “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by David Soman and Jacky Davis. NDSU Golden Key has participated in Read for the Record each year since 2008.
The Golden Key International Honour Society’s NDSU chapter was established Nov. 21, 1995, and chartered on April 16, 1996.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.