Librarian wants to ban 5 time reading champ from contest

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Librarian wants to ban 5 time reading champ from contest
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Wed, 08-21-2013 - 9:25am

Wow. 

http://www.today.com/news/librarian-wants-ban-5-time-reading-champ-contest-6C10960198

I mean, I realize that she doesn't want others to get discouraged but it seems like there could be a different solution other than banning the champ! Why don't they give some great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well? I hate that this 9 year old is being criticized for "hogging" the contest. Frown I also don't understand why the librarian is claiming that it's not a contest ("she said it’s not a contest, it’s the reading club and everybody should get a chance.") If there is a prize for 1st place, it's a contest., IMO.

What do you all think?

Lisa 

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Registered: 02-08-2011

Seems like it is a contest to me for sure. I understand wanting others to have a chance, but when you open it up to the public, the winner is the winner!  Poor kid too- he's probably very proud of what he's accomplished! 

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