PIONEER VILLAGE - Sam Hutchins likes to read.
In fact, he likes to read a lot.
As a participant in the Maryville Reader program, the second grader has accumulated 146 points.
And those points represent earning one point for every book the 8-year-old has read.
Yes, that means he has read 146 books this year.
“It helps you learn more words,” Hutchins said was one reason he likes to read.