Geneva Grammar School students celebrated reading completed over the summer break with the annual Summer Reading Awards Assembly. Geneva School Librarian Lisa Patti and Grammar School Headmaster Jessica Gombert recognized 291 students with awards—251 students earned gold, 33 students received silver and seven of the students earned bronze medals.
These students (and teachers who participated in the summer reading challenge) read a combined total of 475,899 pages over the summer. In addition to their gold medal, 26 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. First-grader Lucca Oliva read 13,915 pages, fourth-grader Remi Fikes read 13,266 pages and first-grade student Mason McKenzie read a total of 13,177 pages over the summer. The current Grammar School Summer Reading record stands at 28,079 pages.
“I am so proud of the outstanding reading our students completed for their summer challenge! I think our reading record may be in jeopardy as our young students show their love for reading by reading more and more books!” Mrs. Patti said.