Young reader blossoms at school

Jack Mason is just a first grader but is already quite the expert reader.

“I like reading because you learn more stuff,” Mason said.

Mason, 6, is student at Marshalltown Christian School and the son of Kelly and Dave Mason. Joan Gerbo, administrator at the school, said Mason stands out because of all the effort he puts into his work.

“He’s an outstanding student,” Gerbo said. “He’s a very hard worker.”

Mason said when he’s not in school he likes playing with his friends.

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