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And the 2021 WOW! Reading Challenge Champions are…

 

(April 20, 2021) Onwards and upwards, we go! Although the 2021 Wow Reading Challenge, like all things in 2020-2021, was influenced by COVID-19, the WOW! Reading Challenge had great participation.  Huge congratulations, and thank you is extended – to all of the schools and students and staff who continue to participate in this literacy program.  Over 32, 077 books were read by elementary students and over 1.6 million pages were read by Middle and High School level readers (1,606,760)! This past year, 2117 students participated in the WOW! Reading Challenge in 14 schools.

The winners of the 2021 World Literacy Championship are:

Elementary School Champion……………………Salt Springs Elementary School
Middle School Champion………….……………...Baddeck Junior High School
High School Champion……………………………..J.L. IIsley High School

Home School Champion………………..…………Angela’s Home School

To learn more, please visit our website, www.fightingcrime.ca, or contact John Kennedy, Coordinator for the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program.

To register, for any school or preschool who wishes to register in Antigonish and Pictou Counties, please contact Karen MacNeill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (902) 755-6031 or 1(866) 779-7761), at Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters. For interested schools located outside of Pictou and Antigonish Counties, please contact John Kennedy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (902) 755-6031 or 1(866) 779-7761). The annual WOW! Reading Challenge begins in the early fall, and wraps up at the beginning of April.

The Reading Challenge is hosted by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library through a partnership with local policing agencies, schools, and community sponsors.


Media Contact:

John Kennedy, RCMP (retired), M.O.M., P.H.F.
Coordinator, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
www.parl.ns.ca
1-902-755-6031 (work)
1-902-754-2114 (cell)
1-866-779-7761 (toll-free)
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(Friday November 1, 2019) – It’s that time of year again – let the Challenge begin! The Adopt-A-Library Literacy Program’s WOW! Reading Challenge began in Pictou County thirteen years ago, and has grown to include divisions for all ages (daycares and Preschools, Elementary, Middle/Junior High, High Schools, private/separate and home-schools too! “It’s our 13th year, and we’re still going strong!” says John Kennedy, AAL Program Coordinator.

This reading competition is open to all schools, preschools, private/separate schools and home-schools in Pictou and Antigonish Counties, and it is free. All competitions will close on April 1st, 2020. Preschools and Elementary Schools will count the total number of books read, while Middle Schools and High Schools will count the total number of pages read.

To learn more, contact John Kennedy, Coordinator for the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program.

To register, for any school or preschool who wishes to register in Antigonish and Pictou Counties, click here to fill out the WOW Registration Form!
If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Karen MacNeill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (902) 755-6031 or 1(866) 779-7761), at Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters.

For interested schools located outside of Pictou and Antigonish Counties, please contact John Kennedy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (902) 755-6031 or 1(866) 779-7761), who will provide the contact information for your local municipal police force partner.

The Reading Challenge is hosted by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library through a partnership with local policing agencies, schools, and community sponsors.


Media Contact:

John Kennedy, RCMP (retired), M.O.M., P.H.F.
Coordinator, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
www.parl.ns.ca
1-902-755-6031 (work)
1-902-754-2114 (cell)
1-866-779-7761 (toll-free)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For the second consecutive year, Port Maitland Consolidated School is the Yarmouth County champion of the WOW Reading Challenge for elementary schools. The school also placed third in the world in the Fiddlers Division (under 250 students).

“It’s a win-win for everyone,” says Deborah Duke, the librarian for the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library and coordinator of the program locally. “The kids read and receive prizes and they learn to love literature. The reading in and of itself is a great reward.”

The literacy initiative, in its fifth year in the region, continues to grow as Carleton Consolidated School joined this year, bringing the number of participating schools in the area to six. Students from Arcadia Consolidated School, Carleton, Yarmouth Central School, Meadowfields Community School, Port Maitland and South Centennial Elementary School read 152,677 books between November and April, averaging 122 books per students.

“We had a nine per cent increase in the number of books read per student over the previous year,” Duke says.Meadowfields school placed second in the Tartan Division (250 students or more) in the world and South Centennial won the Special Recognition for Literacy award.There was a special ceremony at Port Maitland school on Tuesday, May 24 with presentations by RCMP Const. John Kennedy, Jennifer Campbell of Register.com/Web.com and Rick Churchill, councillor for the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth. The WOW Reading Challenge is a partnership between the RCMP, Western Counties Regional Library and elementary schools to promote literacy by encouraging children to read.

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