Good day all:

Please find attached and following a Press Release concerning the 2012 Wow!
Reading Challenge winners, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program (Friday May 11,
2012) in two file types, .doc & .pdf) for your convenience.

For more information on this program, please contact RCMP Constable John
Kennedy, (Provincial Coordinator, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program) at
[log in to unmask] or phone 755-6031/ toll-free 1(866)779-7761.

Thank you.



May 11, 2012 


WOW! READING CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES 2012 WINNERS: book by book and page by page
the outstanding championship readers are. 


Schools in Cape Breton, Pictou County, Liverpool, Amherst and Indian Brook
are the big winners in this year's WOW! Reading Challenge. 


The Wow! Reading Challenge is an annual Literacy competition for schools
that begins each year in November and closes in April. Schools at the
elementary division record the number of books students have read, while
schools at the Junior High Level record the number of pages students have


The Top 3 schools in each division receive a Banner to recognize their
accomplishment and in addition, the First Place schools will have their
names engraved on the grand World Literacy Championship Trophy. 

RCMP Constable John Kennedy, the Coordinator and developer of this program
is pleased with this year's program. "We had 112 schools compete, and from
as far away as South Africa. These schools comprised over 21,000 students
and they read a combined total of over 1, 056,000 books during the


The winning schools are as follows: 

        Elementary Division: Fiddlers Division - Salt Springs Elementary

                                              Tartan Division - Dr. John C.
Wickwire Elementary School 

        Junior High Division: Fiddlers Division - River John Junior High

                                               Tartan Division - Sydney
Mines Junior High School 

        First Nations Division: Wekoqmaq Mikmaw Junior High School 

                                               Lnu Sipuk Kina Muokuom
Elementary School 

       Ombudsman's Division: Comhla Cruinn Community Facility 

       Justice Division: Amherst Adult High School 

       Special Needs Division: Kings Regional Rehabilitation Center. 

       Past Champion Category: Walter Duggan Elementary School 

                                              Bridgeport Junior High School 

                                              Membertou First Nations
Elementary School 


New this year, individual county winners from across Nova Scotia were also
presented with banners, and several schools received special recognition for
their outstanding efforts towards literacy - these included: Tatamagouche
Elementary School, South Centennial Elementary School, Wentworth Elementary
School, Donkin-Gowrie Elementary School, Sherwood Park Elementary School and
the Sheshatshiu Innu Elementary School. 


The award for the largest participating school went to Johannesburg, South



For further information about the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program, and the
Wow! Reading Challenge, please contact: 

  RCMP Constable John Kennedy, Coordinator - Adopt-a-Library Literacy
Program ([log in to unmask]) 

      Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (Headquarters) 

      phone: 755-6031 or toll-free 1(866)779-7761.


Trecia Schell, BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, MLIS

Community Services Librarian (Programming, Public Relations, Outreach,
Books-by-Mail, Adult Services)

& Branch Manager,  Stellarton and River John Public Libraries

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

182 Dalhousie Street |  PO box 276  New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3


phone: (902) 755-6031

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