Lucky students walk out of school with brand new bikes

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Some very lucky students left school today with a brand new bike in tow.

Olive Branch Elementary, in partnership with Academy Sports and Outdoors, held a drawing on Monday to give away the bikes to students who had read 25 Accelerated Reader books or more this semester.

Staff said the program is fun and encourages students to read.

“If you do good things, good thingsĀ  happen, and when you read you become a better reader because the only way you get to be a better reader is by reading.”