On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the 10th annual District Reading Fair was held at the Dukate Building.
The Reading Fair provided students in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to share their favorite fiction and non-fiction books through storyboard displays. Students competed in three divisions: Individual, Group, and Family.
First place winners from each of our elementary schools were represented at the District Reading Fair. The first place winners in each division will be invited to compete in the Southern Regional Reading Fair that will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
This year’s theme was “I Love to Read!” About 50 students from Biloxi elementary schools were in this year’s competition. Each student was given a Certificate of Participation, “I Love to Read!” bookbag, bookmarks, and pencils (a red pencil in the shape of a heart). These prizes were provided by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce. Also, first, second, third, and honorable mention ribbons were awarded to all participants.
Congratulations to first place District Reading Fair winners:
Kindergarten: Quincy Wilson – Beauvoir
First Grade: Angelina Gonzalez – Nichols
Second Grade: Rose Marie Ohr – Nichols
Third Grade: Taylor Johnson – Beauvoir
Fourth/Fifth Grade: Alexander Maybee – Popp’ s Ferry
Sixth-Eighth Grade: Kelsey Picolo – Michel
K-3 Group: Mrs. Gulino’s Class – Gorenflo
4-8 Group: Dawson Fayard and Maria Suter-Thallermer – Jeff Davis
K-3 Family: Gionnie Gonzales – Jeff Davis
4-8 Family: Trey Gryder – Popp’s Ferry
4-8 Non-fiction: Jessica Dunn – North Bay
A special “Thank You!” to our Biloxi librarians and retired teachers who expertly judge the District Reading Fair each year.