NEW HAVEN — Reading is core to many of our everyday tasks, and students at New Haven Elementary demonstrated their love for it when over 100 children took part recently in the annual Reading Fair.
From “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to the biography of Jackie-Joyner Kersee, the students chose from the categories of fiction, non-fiction, or historical fiction. The fair was open to grades kindergarten through sixth.
Winners were presented with ribbons at the conclusion of the event. They included:
K-2 Fiction Individual – First place (tie), Kobe Moore, Mary Claire Brinker; second, Jo-Lee Jordan; third, Hunter Miller.
K-2 Non-fiction Individual – First, Mylie Young; second, Rebecca Miller.
K-2 Fiction Group – First, Kaycee Tennant and Lindsey Hacker; second, Cade and Austin Blackshire.
Grades 3-4 Historical Fiction Individual – First, Elissa Hoffman; second, Olivia Jeffers.
Grades 3-4 Non-fiction Individual – No first place; second place, Jayla Simpkins.
Grades 3-4 Fiction Individual – First, Cadem Gibbs; second, Nathan Fields; third (tie), Olivia Todd, Chloe King.
Grades 3-4 Fiction Group – First, Bryce Zuspan and Chandler McClanahan; second (tie), Raegan Johnson and Wyatt Harris, and Ethan Goodnite and Angel Oldaker; third, Kalyn Christian and Cadence Gerlach.
Grade 5-6 Non-fiction Individual – First, Emma Young; second, Bradley Roush; third, Abby Pauley.
Grades 5-6 Historical Fiction Individual – No first place; second, Logan Roach; third, Elizabeth Cunningham.
Grade 5 Fiction Individual – First, Chloe Robinson; second, Alyssa VanMeter; third, Sydney Burris.
Grade 6 Fiction Individual – First, Emma Fisher; second, Paige Berkley; third (tie), Dalton Starkey, Ethyn Barnitz, Kailynn Weaver, Wesley Woolard, Kamron Whaley.
Grades 5-6 Historical Fiction Group – No first or second; third, Jasmine Howard and Justin Roush.
Grades 5-6 Fiction Group – First, Michael and Sawyer VanMatre; second, Alexandra Phillips and Mallory Lloyd; third, Mattie Ohlinger and Hayden Lloyd.
(Note: Even though a student might win a place in a category, a certain number score must have been achieved to place first or second.)
The reading fair committee members included teachers Kathy Baker, Angelia Gilkey, Laura Cullen, Jacque Richardson, Jill Smith, Lorie Grimm, Kira Northup, Judy Browning and Ammie Jordan.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.