Georgia's first lady coming to Cobb to honor this middle school

February 3, 2016, Atlanta: First Lady Sandra Deal reads "I Got Rhythm" to students at Whitefoord Elementary School for a Read Across America and Get Georgia Reading event Thursday morning March 3, 2016. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

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February 3, 2016, Atlanta: First Lady Sandra Deal reads "I Got Rhythm" to students at Whitefoord Elementary School for a Read Across America and Get Georgia Reading event Thursday morning March 3, 2016. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal is coming to Marietta this week to honor a middle school for what its students accomplished over the summer.

Students at Dodgen Middle School read 1,002,287 minutes this summer — more than any other school in the state.

Deal will speak at the school from 8:50 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Representatives from Scholastic, which sponsored the summer reading program, will also be there.

Here's how the next nine highest performing schools in Cobb fared:

» Dickerson Middle School: 420,260 minutes

» Blackwell Elementary School: 352,230 minutes

» Cheatham Hill Elementary School: 328,443 minutes

» Sope Creek Elementary School: 267,436 minutes

» Tritt Elementary School: 209,787 minutes

» Big Shanty Elementary School: 194,061 minutes

» Timber Ridge Elementary School: 188,818 minutes

» Garrett Middle School: 181,542 minutes

» Murdock Elementary School: 168,354 minutes

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