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Rocky Hill principal literally takes reading goal to new heights

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Scott Nozik, principal of West Hill Elementary School in Rocky Hill, agreed to spend Thursday on the roof after his students completed a reading challenge. (WFSB photo) Scott Nozik, principal of West Hill Elementary School in Rocky Hill, agreed to spend Thursday on the roof after his students completed a reading challenge. (WFSB photo)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

The principal of an elementary school in Rocky Hill took to the roof following the achievement of a reading goal.

Scott Nozik, principal of the West Hill Elementary School on Cronin Drive, climbed a ladder to the top of the school on Thursday.

He said the goal of 6,000 books was set as part of a summer reading challenge.

Nozik said he was happy to report that the students exceeded that goal by reading 7,400 books.

As a result, Nozik said he agreed to spend Thursday on the roof.

A raucous crowd of 700 students and teachers changed for him to do it.

After one deep breath, he went up.

"So many of you read all those great books over the summer this is really a big accomplishment," Nozik told the students.

He made the climb at 8:30 a.m. and was prepared to spend the school day there.

After reaching the top, he thanked students.

"They blew it away and it's great to see that because that means that all the kids are doing their part to make sure that he meets his commitment,” said Catherine Potter, a West Hill librarian.

In the past, Nozik agreed to kiss a pig and a llama as part of completed challenges.

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