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Milton Resident Named Read to Ride’s First Grand-Prize Bike Winner

Milton resident and Pierce Middle School student Andrew Arcieri has been chosen as this year’s first bicycle winner in Dependable Cleaners’ 2012 Read to Ride program.

Andrew Arcieri, 13 year old seventh grader at the in Milton has been chosen as this year’s first bicycle winner in ’ 2012 Read to Ride program.  Read to Ride is a summer reading incentive, sponsored by Dependable Cleaners, that gives children, ages 6 -15, a chance to win a bike and other sporting goods for reading books during the summer months. 

Andrew’s winning submission was “You Have To Stop This”, the fifth book in Pseudonymous Bosch’s “Secret Series” which is based on the sense of touch. Andrew chose this book as his submission because, as a big fan, he had already read through the first two books. The suspenseful series is about middle school children and their membership in a secret society where conspiracy theories lurk in every corner.

This is not the first time Andrew has been the lucky recipient of a great prize for his academic achievements. Andrew was selected to attend overnight computer camp at Merrimack College where he had the unique opportunity to design his own video game.  He also won a trip to Walt Disney World in 2011, all for his outstanding academic achievements.  While Andrew has a voracious love of books, he also enjoys studying math and science, geography and playing the piano.  Outside of the classroom Andrew is a three-sport athlete, playing baseball, basketball football with The Milton Jr. Wildcats. He is also a member of the Marlins swim team at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club.

This week’s runners –up are the sister-act Emily and Ana Marie St. Ange of Dorchester, MA. Both sisters, who together own the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection, have selected gift certificates to pick out some great bike gear from Wheelworks in Belmont, MA.  Although both sisters share a love of reading, they also share a love for numbers. When Ana Marie is not reading her favorite Twilight Books, she can be found studying science. When Emily is not engrossed in Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, she can be found practicing her favorite subject: math.

In its 14th year, Read to Ride is designed to foster the love of reading and provide students aged 6-15 with the tools they need to ensure year-long learning success. Over the past 13 years, children have read more than 59,000 books. For every book a child reads, they fill out an entry form and submit it at any Dependable Cleaners store location or with a Dependable Cleaners Home Delivery Driver. Dependable Cleaners will randomly draw one winner and 2 runner-up prize winners every Monday beginning June 4 until August 13, (with the exception of July 2). The winner will receive a new bike and the runner ups will win a gift card to a local sporting goods store or activity around town.  Entry forms will be available at Dependable Cleaners 16 locations and with Home Delivery Drivers, as well as at the participating libraries and sporting goods stores throughout the duration of the program.  

Read to Ride 2012 is sponsored by Dependable Cleaners in conjunction with Farina’s Bicycle Center, Dave’s Bike Infirmary, Buttonwood Books, Newtonville Books, The Patriot Ledger and Patch.com.  A full list of participating organizations, program rules, and a printable entry form will be accessible at www.DependableCleaners.com/read-ride.                        

-The above release was provided by Stacy Horowitz, Dependable Cleaners.

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