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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.
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 read.
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 competition.”
The winning schools are as follows:
Elementary Division: Fiddlers Division – Salt Springs Elementary School
Tartan Division - Dr. John C. Wickwire Elementary School
Junior High Division: Fiddlers Division – River John Junior High School
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 Africa.
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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