DICKSON — Students at Dickson Lower Elementary celebrated reading Wednesday with a dunk tank.

Students were given chances to throw a ball to dunk Principal Debby Custer based on the number of books they read this school year.

Kindergartner Aubriann Courtney read 683 books, the most in the school.

"I like reading about animals, especially cats because they purr and I have lots of cats," Courtney said. "It's fun to read and I read to my parents sometimes."

In preschool, Avery Fuller and Chloe Drawbaugh tied at 225 books read.

"I like to get animal books, so my mom and dad can read them to me," Fuller said. "The baby animals always look so cute."

Drawbaugh's favorite book is "The Gingerbread Man."

"I like when the fox tricks him and eats him because he looks so yummy," she said.

In first grade, Maise Hartwell and Alexis McGehee tied at 307 Accelerated Reader tests passed.

"Reading inspires you to do more stuff and to help parents and old people," Hartwell said. "I read to my bubba (younger brother), so he can learn stuff too."

Humor is what kept McGehee reading all those books.

"I like to read fun books. Really funny books you can read over and over again," McGehee said.

In second grade, Jzavionn Bennett passed 235 AR tests.

"I like reading about animals and different species I've never heard of and frogs because I like frogs," Bennett said.