Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library present Reading Pro Award
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.
DeAnn Cheyne, Friends Board member, presents the Reading Pro award to Megan Kamm at Kennard Elementary School on June 15.