ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Right about now Albuquerque Public School students are beginning to enjoy their freedom from school as summer vacation kicks in.
Wednesday was the last day of school for APS students.
To help ring in the summer and avoid the "summer slide' in what students learned during the year, Gov. Susana Martinez announced details of the Summer Reading Challenge .
Various prizes are offered with major prizes including a ride with the governor in a hot air balloon and an expenses-paid family trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.