Friends of Queen Anne’s County Li­brary present Read­ing Pro Award

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GRA­SONVILLE — One of the ini­tia­tives of the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Li­brary is to pro­mote lit­er­acy. With that in mind, the Friends, work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, es­tab­lished the Read­ing Pro award. This award ac­knowl­edged a fourth- or fifth-grade stu­dent in each of the six el­e­men­tary schools who “moved up” to mid­dle school and demon­strated sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment in read­ing and lan­guage arts.

The stu­dents were se­lected by the read­ing spe­cial­ist and/or teach­ers us­ing cri­te­ria de­ter­mined by the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion. The Friends pre­sented the idea to the school board with the hope that the stu­dent who showed the most im­prove­ment would re­ceive the award. The award, a $25 gift card, will be re­deemed at Barnes and Noble. Friends Board mem­bers went to the six el­e­men­tary schools between June 10 and June 15 to present the stu­dents with their award.

Dr. Elaine O’Neal, su­per­vi­sor of In­struc­tion and Early Learn­ing and El­e­men­tary at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, said, “The Queen Anne’s County Public Schools was pleased to part­ner with the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Li­brary who made the Read­ing Pro award pos­si­ble at each of the el­e­men­tary schools. The stu­dents were ex­cited to re­ceive these awards.”

The re­cip­i­ents of the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Li­brary Read­ing Pro award were at Bay­side El­e­men­tary, Gio­vanna Dona­dio; Church Hill El­e­men­tary, Parker Smith; Gra­sonville Ele­men­tar y, Henri Cinto; Ken­nard El­e­men­tary, Me­gan Kamm; Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary, Zachary Zeps; and Sudlersville El­e­men­tary, Modesto-Ve­lasquez Ar­reaga. Each re­cip­i­ent re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate and a Barnes and Noble gift card.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

DeAnn Cheyne, Friends Board mem­ber, presents the Read­ing Pro award to Me­gan Kamm at Ken­nard El­e­men­tary School on June 15.

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