CHASKA, Minn. -- Students at Chaska Middle School East are playing a waiting game right now. They are on the verge of world-wide recognition.
"We're trying to break the Guinness World Record for most people reading in a relay," said parent volunteer Jill Anderson, who helped organize an event that involved 664 student readers and 91 adult volunteer readers.
"It took them a little bit of time to get used to the idea, and wrap their minds around what this is all about," said co-organizer Tracy Leggett, who said students did come to rally around to the event intended to celebrate the end of February's "I Love to Read" month.
According to Anderson, the current holder of the record is a school in Mexico that organized a reading relay involving 414 people. Chaska Middle School East's relay had 775, and plenty of documentation for the reading relay, which took place February 15th.
That includes two video cameras, a still camera, 12 stewards and two witnesses to verify that every sentence was read by a different person in the correct order in a fluent, coherent way.
After two hours and three minutes, all 775 sentences were read in order and documented.
The wait is on.