Bobby Ray Elementary has announced its winners in the Literacy Fair competition held May 2. The school received seven first-place awards, among others.
“The students really got on board with this project,” said Terrie Mullican, librarian at Bobby Ray. “We are very proud of them.”
The Literacy Fair was organized by Jennifer Hines, librarian at Irving College, who encouraged area students to compete with a presentation in one of six fiction categories (realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy/ fairy tale, science fiction, adventure, or mystery) or one of two nonfiction categories (biography/ autobiography or informational).
Each project was entered as either an individual fiction project, an individual nonfiction project, or a family project that was open to grades K-2. Students generated presentations about their projects that included displays.
On April 11, the student projects were judged in their schools with one student in each category per grade advancing to district competition May 2.
Bobby Ray district winners:
• Kindergarten — Emma Kirby won third place with a family project.
• First grade — Emma Cooper won third place with a family project.
• Second grade — David Everett won third place with a family project.
• Third grade — Caitlyn Adams won third place in fantasy/ fairytale, and Walt Jones won third place in adventure.
• Fourth grade — Molly Dodd won first place in realistic fiction. Natalie Stepien won first place in science fiction. Wyatt Martin won first place in mystery.
• Fifth grade — Rachel Grissom won second place in realistic fiction. Savannah Copley won first place in adventure. Kevin Henry won first place in science fiction. Christa Godwin won first place in biography. Jackson Everett won first place in informational nonfiction.