School reaches new heights with Everest mountain climber

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LAVALLETTE — Lavallette Elementary School students capped a 10-week journey across the globe’s highest peaks on Wednesday, when record-breaking mountain climber Jordan Romero visited their classrooms via Zoom.

Mr. Romero became the youngest person ever to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents in 2011, at age 15. His young adult memoir, “No Summit out of Sight,” was the basis of Lavallette Elementary’s third annual “One Book, One School” program.

Language arts teacher Sophie Savage spearheaded the schoolwide exploration of Mr. Romero’s world.

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“It’s really amazing to see the parents and the staff and kids all coming together through this one text, this one shared story and idea,” Ms. Savage said.

“No Summit out of Sight” teaches students to set and achieve big goals, according to Ms. Savage.

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