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Winners announced in Second-Annual Read with MEAC/Achieve3000 third-grade reading contest < All News
Friday, February 28, 2014

NORFOLK, Va., – Three schools, one third-grade teacher and 24 third-grade students were recognized for reading excellence on February 26, 2014, after the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Norfolk Public Schools teamed up for the second-annual Read with MEac/Achieve3000 third-grade reading contest in conjunction with the annual MEAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Read with MEac Through Achieve3000 is a citywide reading contest that encourages third-graders in Norfolk Public Schools to read as much as possible and accumulate comprehension points on the Achieve3000 computer program during a six-week period in December and January.

The reading contest was organized by the conference’s Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) and is aimed at encouraging education and promoting the love of reading to students. Winners of the reading program participated in a celebration banquet, sponsored by TowneBank, on Wednesday, February 26, at the Town Point Club in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, winners will be invited to serve as ball boys/girls during tournament games and will be recognized during the halftime of the Education Day game, Wednesday, March 12, along with the school principals, teachers and representatives from the school system.

The winners, announced today, are:

First-place school – Tarrallton Elementary, $2,000 prize from the MEAC

Second-place school – Willoughby Elementary, $1,500 prize, from the MEAC

Third-place school – Fairlawn Elementary, $500 prize, from the MEAC

Top third-grade class in NPS – Cynthia Carney’s class at Willoughby Elementary, $1,000 prize, from the MEAC

“We are very proud of our partnership with the Norfolk School System to offer the Read with MEac/Achieve3000 reading program to the area third graders,” said Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “We have had a history of success with our reading program and are elated that we continue to achieve greater heights with its success. I commend school superintendent Dr. Samuel King and his staff for their excellent work.”

Top Achieve3000 boys among NPS

Third-Graders: Lindenwood Elementary School - Malik Leslie Ingleside Elementary School - Lavonte Snell Willoughby Elementary School - Davon Overton Chesterfield Academy - Isaiah Seabron Granby Elementary School - Yusefali Muhammad Tarrallton Elementary School - Benjamin Roll Camp Allen Elementary School - Julius Morala Fairlawn Elementary School - Perry Burrell Lindenwood Elementary School - Marquan Ferrell Norview Elementary School - Dwight Johnsonbaker Ghent Elementary School - Casey Smid Lindenwood Elementary School - Marc Felisme

Top Achieve3000 girls among NPS

Third Graders: Suburban Park Elementary School - Aliya Khan Larrymore Elementary School - Willow Smith Larrymore Elementary School - Nariyah Harrison Richard Bowling Elementary School - Saniya Harris Willard Model Elementary School - Ashley Saunders

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