Geneva celebrated its annual Book Week in which Grammar School students and teachers focused on their love of reading. The theme of the week was “Hooked on Classics” and 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 “BoerneReads” for distribution of used books to under-served children, collection of funds for Bibles for the children served through Kingdom Kids Bible Project through Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, surprise guest readers in each grade-level classroom and the decoration of each classroom door to illustrate the students’ love of classics.

Children’s book author S.J. Dahlstrom (Wilder Good series) returned to Geneva and reminded the students of the beauty and wonder in God’s creation. Mr. Dahlstrom then visited classrooms to answer students’ questions.

Geneva’s Eighth annual Book Week Poster Contest was held for kindergarten through second grade as well as third through fifth grade. In the younger grades, first-grade student Reese Yost won first place for her poster entry. First-grade student Ayla Hans placed second and second-grader Sutton Amerman finished third.

In the upper grade contest, fifth-grader Megan Luffy (shown here) was named Grand Champion which means her poster will be framed and hung in the Geneva Library, as well as used to celebrate 2020 Book Week. Fourth-grade student Rebekah Burkhart won first place, fourth-grader Braden Davis finished in second place and Colton Sehlke, also in fourth grade, came in third.

“Our Book Week celebration reflects the things I love about our school community! From teachers and parents collaborating on amazing classroom door decorations to students using their creativity in preparing artwork for the poster contest, and everything in between, it is wonderful to see students display their love of classic books,” Geneva School Librarian Lisa Patti said.