Chicago students awarded reading scholarships

May 9, 2009 4:43:24 PM PDT
Ten Chicago public school students were honored Saturday for their devotion to reading.Mayor Daley and the schools CEO Ron Huberman gave each of the students $500 college scholarship.

The presentations took place at DuSable Leadership Academy at the 9th annual spring conference of Mayor Daley's book club.

The mayor told hundreds of students that authors are exceptional people who open a new world to those who read their books.