Students at Mountain View Intermediate School (MVI) proved they love to read good books. Students completed the Rotary Reading Challenge hosted by the Daybreak Rotary Club of Franklin, reading more than 14,000 books.
Completing the reading challenge, which required students to read a minimum of 1,000 books, earned MVI a $5,000 grant through the Rotary Foundation’s Matching District Grant Program. The Daybreak Rotary Club provided $2,500 to match the foundation’s $2,500 grant. The funds were used to purchase 343 new books for the school’s library.
Students blogged about the books they read and also made recommendations for books they would like to see added to the MVI media center.
The Daybreak club hosted an ice cream sundae party for the two classes that read the most books. Mrs. Shook’s fifth grade class read 621 books and Mrs. Brendle’s sixth grade class read 1,049 books.
The top five students from each class level that read the most books were invited to have breakfast with the club along with their parents/grandparents, MVI Media Specialist Marty Greeble and Principal Mark Sutton.
The students were presented with a Top Reader Certificate and a subscription to The Franklin Press.
The names of the children honored, including the number of books read are as follows:
5th grade: Devin Taylor (69), Preston Gregory (62), Kayla Gramigna (59), Stephen Jennings (54), Jonathan Carpenter (51)
6th grade: Seth Campbell (94), Destiny Clark (90), Giovanni Balderas-Rubio (76), Natalia Esquivel-Cortes (75), Breanna Holland (73)