Grammar students at the Geneva School of Boerne celebrated reading and math completed over the summer break at the annual Summer Reading and Math Awards Assembly. Each participating student was recognized with bronze, silver, gold, or above and beyond medals based on the number of pages they read or the amount of time they spent practicing math. Shown above from left to right Geneva Grammar Fifth Grade Students Benjamin Burkhart, Cooper Green, Samuel Miller, Mason Nichols and Carlos Pigeon were awarded in the Summer Reading and Math Awards Assembly.
Geneva School Librarian Cindy Young and Grammar School Headmaster Jessica Gombert recognized 299 students with reading awards awards— 259 students earned gold, 23 students received silver and 17 of the students earned bronze medals.
These students (and teachers who participated in the summer reading challenge) read a combined total of 492,520 pages over the summer. In addition to their gold medal, 31 students in fifth grade received a Hershey’s chocolate bar for going “Above and Beyond” by reading more than 1,700 pages.
Several students went the extra mile in their summer reading. The top two readers were siblings: second-grader Lucca Oliva read 17,966 pages and kindergartner Isabella Oliva read 19,452 pages.
“I am incredibly proud of the reading goals that were reached, and even surpassed, this summer. The students’ diligence and determination were evident in their accomplishments. I am grateful, too, for parents’ support and encouragement of their students in reaching their goals,” Mrs. Young said.
Students in K-Prep through fifth grade earned minutes through fact practice, problem solving, baking, measuring, building and completing math workbooks. The amount of time spent on math this year surpassed the total math minutes from prior years with a grand total of 308,297 minutes with the top student contributed 6,150 of those.