Medina announces winners in high school reading challenge

Posted 1 February 2017 at 9:25 pm

Provided photo: Pictured from left include Alwyn Cayea (Grade 8), Alissa Blount (Grade 10), Hannah Sones (Grade 11) and Tiffany Poynter (Grade 11).

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – When Medina High School Librarian Jennifer O’Toole issued a reading challenge to the students at the school, she was cautiously optimistic that some of the students would be willing to participate.

“I wanted to see them spend more time with a good book instead of being on their phones.”

The Reading Challenge runs for each marking period and is voluntary. Students were able to choose their own book fitting criteria designed by Mrs. O’Toole and the school’s English teachers, and then had to write a complete assessment when they completed it.

They then became eligible for winning one of the gift baskets that were generously donated by members of the community and if they read four books they were eligible for a grand prize drawing.

“We had a great response to the first round of our challenge,” says Mrs. O’Toole.  “Many students in grades 8-12 participated and we are hoping will continue to do so for our next period.  I want to say congratulations to winners: Alissa Blount, Alwyn Cayea, Tiffany Poynter and Hannah Sones.”

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