On May 8, 2015, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy honored students and school representatives from throughout the state for their reading achievements at the kickoff of the annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge. During the ceremony at the State Library, Gov. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin stressed the importance of reading during the summer and recognized top-performing schools from the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. All three Orange elementary schools where recognized and received awards (Peck Place, Race Brook and Turkey Hill). Each top-performing school was able to bring three students along to represent their school at the award ceremony. This picture shows students from Peck Place that were chosen to represent their school based on their maturity and enthusiasm for reading during the summer and all year long.