Junior high students participate in annual reading fair

On Tuesday, October 20, the cafeteria was filled with many creative reading fair projects as students in seventh and eighth grades competed in the annual St. Patrick Reading Fair.  The reading fair is hosted by the English department and was a great success this year.

Students were inspired to compete in the reading fair by their favorite books that they have read.  Once the students chose a book, they then designed a tri-fold presentation board representing their book.  Students also listed key information about the book they chose.  Students were judged on the overall creativity and content of their project.

When seventh grader, Dale Edwardson was asked about the reading fair, he stated, “It was amazing to see all the work everyone put into them and the amazing outcomes of all the projects.”

Seventh grader, Emily Overstreet said that she thinks the reading fair is important for kids her age to do because it gets everyone involved in the love of reading.

Students could choose to work individually or as a group.  Students competed in many categories such as: Individual and Group Fictional, Family, and Non-fiction.

Congratulations to the following students for being awarded prizes in each category:

  • Individual Fiction
    • First place: Keegan Cuevas
    • Second place: Sarah Alexander
    • Third place: Gavriella Persing
  • Group Fiction
    • First place: Makenzie Lawrence and Jordan Gill
    • Second place: Camille Seghers and Gabriella Patino
    • Third place: Emma Marsland and Sydney Borries
  • Group/Family Fiction
    • First place: Olivia Leatherman and Isabel Leatherman
  • Group Non-fiction
    • First place: Connor Sutton

The first place winners will advance to compete in the Diocesan Reading Fair on Thursday, December 3, which will take place at St. Patrick.

For more information regarding the reading fair, please contact Mrs. Sutherlin.

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Story by: Hannah Janus; Photo by: Hannah Janus