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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3rd Graders Award at 2015 Read With MEac Reception
3rd Graders Award at 2015 Read With MEac Reception

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has partnered with the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Public Schools to sponsor the Read with MEac community reading program. Local elementary schools and students were honored during a dockside reception last night on the Spirit of Norfolk in Virginia. T

he Read with MEac program, now in its seventh year, was created by the MEAC’s Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) to promote the love of reading. In Norfolk, the Read with MEac program encouraged students to read and participate in activities online via Achieve3000 from December 15, 2014-January 30, 2015.

This year’s program focused on third-grade students from participating Norfolk Public Schools. Participating schools’ reading progress was monitored through the Achieve3000 program. Students logged into the Achieve3000 program over 85,000 times and read over 60,000 non-fiction books. The top-ten male and top-ten female readers in Norfolk Public Schools had the opportunity to serve as ball boys/girls for one game during the tournament week (March 9-March 14). Norfolk Public Schools third-grade classes that log in the most qualifying points on Achieve3000 won the following prizes from the MEAC: First-place school – Willoughby Elementary, $2,000 prize Second-place school – Lindenwood Elementary, $1,500 prize Third-place school – Suburban Park Elementary, $500 prize

 “We are extremely proud of our partnership with the Norfolk School System to continue to offer the Read with MEac/Achieve3000 reading program to area third graders,” said Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “This program has seen longstanding success in encouraging area youth to appreciate the positive impact of reading and we are elated to achieve greater heights with its success. I commend school superintendent Dr. Samuel King and his leadership team for their excellent work.”

 “One of our top priorities is to provide students with the skills and resources they need to read on or above grade level by third grade,” said Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Samuel T. King, Ed.D. “We strive relentlessly to build young students’ literacy skills and to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Our partnership with MEAC has provided an excellent opportunity for our schools, teachers and students to engage in a friendly competition that advances our literacy efforts.”

Listed below are the following student winners:

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

Top Achieve3000 boys among NPS Third-Graders: Willoughby Elementary School – Timothy James Lindenwood Elementary School – Frederick Johnson Willoughby Elementary School – Brandon Newsome Willoughby Elementary School – Billy Westra Lindenwood Elementary School – Cedric Logan Willoughby Elementary School – Johnathan Butler Lindenwood Elementary School – Tyree Sessoms Willoughby Elementary School – Keegan Shaw Lindenwood Elementary School – Lachanuj Robert Rucker Lindenwood Elementary School – Troy Bennett

Top Achieve3000 girls among NPS Third Graders: Willoughby Elementary School – Anysha Audrey Willoughby Elementary School – Nyshae Robinson Larchmont Elementary School – Ashreya Paudyal Willoughby Elementary School – Ava Rivera Willoughby Elementary School – Meraiah Lewis Donaway Willoughby Elementary School – Nykira Barbour-Reid Willoughby Elementary School – Jasmine Roberts Willoughby Elementary School – Abigail Martinez Gereau Willoughby Elementary School – Jasmine Adamson Willoughby Elementary School – Jhiana Macasinag

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