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Students from across Mississippi compete in State Reading Fair

by Jessica Russell | Aug 17, 2011

NEWS RELEASE > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, August 11, 2011

Students from across Mississippi compete in State Reading Fair

JACKSON, Mississippi (August 11, 2011) - Students in grades K-12 participated in the Mississippi Department of Education's 13th Annual State Reading Fair held in Jackson on May 20, 2011.

The Reading Fair provides students with the opportunity to share their favorite fiction or non-fiction book through a storyboard display. The goal of the Reading Fair is to instill a lifelong love of reading in students as they experience a deeper enjoyment and pleasure from reading gained through participating in the process.

Students entered one of four categories: individual, group project, family, or non-fiction. Within each category, students were judged in divisions based on grade level. Students competed in local competitions to advance to regional competitions.  First place winners at each regional site advanced to the state level reading fair, where they competed against each other in their winning category.

The winners selected at the state level competition include:
Individual Category Winners
Kindergarten – First Place: Libby Aldridge, Grenada Elementary School, Grenada, MS, Grenada School District
Kindergarten – Second Place: Emma Atkins, East Union School, Blue Springs, MS, Union County School District
Kindergarten – Third Place: Sydney Sudduth, St. James Catholic Elementary School, Gulfport, MS, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

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