Dr. Seuss Read-A-Thon a success

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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Back Row: Michael Boggs (4th), Steven Cressler (4th), Branson Smith (3rd), Laurel Hankins (3rd), Madilyn Hankins (5th), Taylor Murphy (5th)Front Row: Isaiah Martinez (1st), Genisis Allen (2nd), Camber Schear (1st), Faith Meyers (2nd), Cody Alexander (K), Olivia Hayden (K) $PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$

The 154 students, preschool through fifth-grae and the staff at Seventh Street Elementary read for a total of 52,795 minutes during the month of March. The all-school goal was 52,600 minutes. The school celebrated this accomplishment with an ice cream party and awards ceremony on April 10. The goal for the primary students was for them to read or be read to at least 15 minutes a day. The goal for the intermediate students was to read for 20 minutes each day. The students who met and exceeded their goal each week were entered into an additional drawing for more prizes that were donated by businesses in Dove Creek and Cortez.

The Dove Creek businesses that we would like to thank are: Dove Creek Superette, Norma’s Floral, Wild Coffee, and the Ox Company. The Cortez businesses are: City Market, IFA, Susie’s Hallmark, Slaven’s True Value, Natalie Hager with Farmers Insurance, Wal-Mart, Meadow Gold, and High Mesa Designs.

The Winners:

Preschool: Honorable Mention for the class as a whole, 2,460 Minutes

Kindergarten: Grand Champion — Cody Alexander, 785 minutes,

Runner Up — Olivia Hayden, 680 minutes

First Grade: Grand Champion — Camber Schear, 1,060 minutes

Runner Up — Isaiah Martinez, 1,025 minutes

Honorable Mention — Mackenzie Crawford, 1,015 minutes; Jacob Rehmert, 925 minutes; Samuel Snyder, 925 minutes

Second Grade: Grand Champion — Faith Myers, 2,883 minutes

Runner Up — Genisis Allen, 2,230 minutes

Honorable Mention — Jessie Ayers, 1,420 minutes; Miranda Morgan, 857 minutes; Sadie Cressler, 810 minutes

Third Grade: Grand Champion — Branson Smith, 780 minutes

Runner Up — Laurel Hankins, 735 minutes

Honorable Mention — Jasmine Martinez, 615 minutes;Shelby Kline, 688 minutes; Grace Hatfield, 660 minutes; Matthew Huskey, 560 minutes; Braydon Randolph, 615 minutes

Fourth Grade: Grand Champion — Steven Cressler, 1,260 minutes

Runner Up — Michael Boggs, 1,230 minutes

Honorable Mention — Kiara Lingenfelter, 1,163 minutes; Shawn Greenwood, 665 minutes

Fifth Grade: Grand Champion — Taylor Murphy

Runner Up — Madilyn Hankins

Honorable Mention — Breea Meyers and Nathaniel Boyd

The PTO would like to thank the students and their parents for their participation and hard work on this project. A huge thanks goes to Dealila Huskey, Angie Buffington, Wendy Granneman, and the fifth-grade for their hard work in keeping the Bookworm around the school going and up to date. Teachers, these projects would never be successful if you didn’t allow the time and encourage your students to participate. Thank you for your commitment to educating our children.