By Mackenzie Rose
CALLING ALL FIFTH GRADERS!
DO YOU LIKE TO READ? IF SO, READING OLYMPICS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
The meetings are Monday before school. The sign up is in September and the first meeting is later in the fall. Mrs. Dahlstrom in the library can give you all the details any time.
There is a list of 45 books. Everyone must read at least 5 books. There are three teams, each with two captains. When practicing for the competition, the captains have the responsibility of nominating someone to answer a question.
Every year there is a competition in early April, this year it is April 1-3. Almost 200 schools participate every year in a county-wide competition.
This year the club at WES has 31 kids participating. In the first group, Gabby & Amelia are the team captains of the TROPICAL BLUE team. Eeshan & Vivian are the team captains of the RED team. And last but not least, Tate & Emily are the team captains for the MAROON team.
I hope that this article gets you excited about reading and gives you the courage to apply to Reading Olympics when you are old enough.
Editor’s Note: In 2016, Radnor hosted Reading Olympics, check out the story about that here.