It’s official! The 2017 Educational Foundation of the Chesters Read–A-Thon was a huge success! There were 250 students who participated this year. We celebrate our young readers from Dickerson and Bragg who together logged 192,235 minutes, which is an increase from last year! We thank the parents, friends, principals, and teachers who supported the students and their efforts to raise close to $15,000 in pledges! This fundraising effort will continue to provide funding for grants, purchases of technology to support innovative classroom learning programs, new school clubs, and more!
Congratulations to the following classes for achieving the highest participation rate of their grade. They have been awarded $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Kindergarten: Mrs. Knowles 1st Grade: Mrs. Miller 2nd Grade: Mrs. Sheridan 3rd Grade: Mrs. Herzner 4th Grade: Mrs. Strauss 5th Grade: Mr. Castro
Congratulations to the highest pledges winners at Dickerson and Bragg, who win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and get to have their favorite book donated to their school library: Dickerson: Benjamin Rybkiewicz Bragg: Katerina Fehling
Congratulations to the following top readers in each grade. The top 3 readers in each grade (K-5) were awarded a trophy and a gift card. Kindergarten: Lilly Relton (1st Place), Name not published (2nd Place), and Benjamin Rybkiewicz (3rd Place), Brianna Militante (Honorable Mention) 1st Grade: Louie Tresselt (1st Place), Andrew Madinabeitia (2nd Place), Sydney Heath (3rd Place), Devan Rana (Honorable Mention) 2nd Grade: Zachary Fisher (1st Place), Will Madinabeitia (2nd Place), Andrew Miskiman (3rd Place), Kane Lazrovitch (Honorable Mention) 3rd Grade: Ella Garrison (1st Place), Hunter Relton (2nd Place), Chelsea Pappas (3rd Place), Talon Wehmeyer (Honorable Mention) 4th Grade: Brody Meisner (1st Place), Emily Madinabeitia (2nd Place), Caroline Collins (3rd Place), Kate Shaw (Honorable Mention) 5th Grade: Jessica Pappas(1st Place), Ryan Turner (2nd Place), Alyson Holmes (3rd Place), Jeevan Shah (Honorable Mention)
The 2017 raffle winners are: Mason Lustig (Chromebook), Connor Lippin (Devils tickets), Ethan Lanoue (Liberty Science Center tickets), Luca Forte ($50 Sky Zone Gift Card), Cassidy Linehan (Digital Bookmark), Names not published (Digital Bookmarks). These names were picked in a drawing by the Chester Schools’ Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation Mr. Currie. Congratulations to all of our readers!!
The Educational Foundation of the Chesters wishes to thank the parents, teachers, and principals who support our children every day and who have made this program a huge success. The ultimate goal of the Read-A-Thon is to foster a life-long love of reading, and the children of Chester are well on their way!