Top reader

Eli Padgett, a student at Riverside Christian Academy, was recently recognized as one of Tennessee’s Top 100 Readers in First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Statewide Summer Reading Competition. Eli had to read at least 2,000 minutes to be considered for selection. Here, Eli pauses for a photo with his mother, Carrie Padgett, and Gov. Bill Haslam and Mrs. Haslam during the celebratory Kids State Dinner held in honor of the top readers.