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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
First-graders Tate Gardiner and Keegan Todd read with Ethan Silva, a junior at Mountain Heights Academy, as part of National Reading Day at Hawthorne Elementary School in West Jordan on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

WEST JORDAN — Students at Hawthorne Elementary School enjoyed story time Thursday and then received a technological boost to bring more stories their way.

Mountain Heights Academy junior high and high school students joined in a statewide effort to celebrate National Reading Day with the children at Hawthorne.

Along with reading to the pupils, Mountain Heights Academy students donated iPods loaded with reading apps to help improve reading skills.