Geneva celebrated its annual Book Week in which Grammar School students and teachers focused on their love of reading. The annual theme of “Hooked on Classics” culminated in the beloved tradition of the Book Character Parade where each member of the Grammar School was dressed as a classic book character or historical figure.
The week-long celebration also included activities such as D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read), a book drive for “Boerne Reads” for distribution of used books to under-served children, surprise guest readers in each grade-level classroom and the decoration of each classroom door to illustrate the students’ love of classics.
Geneva’s 11th Annual Book Week Poster Contest was held for kindergarten through second grade as well as third through fifth grade. In the younger grades, second-grade student Christopher Turner won first place for his poster entry, first-grade student Bristol Vis placed second and kindergartner Davie Holland finished third.
In the upper grade contest, fifth-grader Micah Bellamy was named Grand Champion which means her poster will be framed and hung in the Geneva Library, as well as used to celebrate 2023 Book Week. Fifth-grade student Hailey Yost won first place, fourth-grader Ayla Hans finished in second place and fifth-grader Kyndal Hiner came in third.
“Our Book Week celebration is truly one of my favorite events in Grammar School. It is wonderful to see the students’ and parents’ creativity in the costumes and door decorations, the students’ excitement for the poster contest and the students’ love for books!” Geneva School Librarian Lisa Patti said.