Jackson Public Schools recognized its top readers at the 2023 Summer Reading Celebration on Friday, September 15 at the JPS Environmental Learning Center. Scholars from across the District, their families, and JPS staff gathered to accept awards, participate in interactive activities, fellowship over great food, and celebrate reading!
TOP READERS BY DIVISION
Elementary Division I
Zoey Smith, Casey Elementary - 100 books
Elementary Division II
Semyah Bryant, John Hopkins Elementary - 48 books
Middle School Division
De'Nahri Middleton, Northwest Jackson IB Middle - 25 books
High School Division
De'Nahjae Trimble, Wingfield High School - 51 books
During the summer months, all scholars are required to read three books and complete a log or summary for each book. Scholars in grades PreK-3 must read the required summer reading book, select two additional titles from a list of ten, and complete a log or summary of each book read during the summer. Scholars in grades 4-12 must read the required summer reading book, select to read by choice or preference from a list of categories of books from any source, and complete a log or summary of each book read during the summer. After completing a minimum of three books, scholars are encouraged to continue reading and writing their logs or summaries. Summer reading is fun and helps students grow academically. Scholars who read and wrote logs/summaries on more than three books earned additional incentives such as the Summer Reading Celebration.