Governor Susana Martinez also stopped in to visit students involved with Ladies Elan and New Knights (LENK) and local pageant winners Friday. She is pictured above with, from left, Miss Route 66 Alexis Fuentes, Trey Yates, Ellie Ash, Kyle Parreira, Lakota Gothard, Tyler Peterson, Brock Bowman, Shane Haas and Miss Artesia Teen Paxton Parreira.  Grace Miller - Daily Press

Governor Susana Martinez also stopped in to visit students involved with Ladies Elan and New Knights (LENK) and local pageant winners Friday. She is pictured above with, from left, Miss Route 66 Alexis Fuentes, Trey Yates, Ellie Ash, Kyle Parreira, Lakota Gothard, Tyler Peterson, Brock Bowman, Shane Haas and Miss Artesia Teen Paxton Parreira. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By BRIENNE GREEN
Daily Press Editor
After that final bell rings in May, curling up with a good book is often the last thing on the minds of young students as thoughts turn to vacations, sports and other summer adventures. But Governor Susana Martinez is hoping the State of New Mexico can help change that by blending all of those activities in a fun and unique way.
The New Mexico Reads to Lead 2013 Summer Challenge offers students entering second, third and fourth grades the opportunity to earn prizes geared toward a variety of interests, from animals to basketball, just by setting aside time to read over the summer. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.