Fifty-three Davis School District elementary and junior high students recently received scooters and a roomful of cheers for their reading efforts during the past school year.

Barton's Scooters of Bountiful joined family members and school representatives in honoring the children, who made significant gains in their reading. Barton donated 50 scooters at a similar event last year.

"They have given students an exciting reason to work hard to improve their reading skills," said Sheryl Allen, Davis School District Foundation director.