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CCAS Student Receives Top Reading Fair Award

Scholars’ Share Their Favorite Books at District Reading Fair

Tyreak Bass won first place during the JPS Reading Fair.

JPS scholars competed for top honors in the District's annual reading fair on November 5, 2015, at Cardozo Middle School. This year’s competition showcased nearly 300 student entries. Students shared their chosen book on storyboards, displaying the plot summary, characters, setting, tone, and information about the book’s author.

There are four levels of competition: school, district, regional, and state. To qualify for the district level competition, students had to win first place at the school level. Students take part in the school and district reading fairs to prepare for the regional and state competitions. First place district winners will advance to the regional fair to be held March 4, 2016, at the Mississippi School for the Deaf. 

The Mississippi Reading Fair originated at the Mississippi Department of Education in 1998. The purpose of the competition is to provide students in grades K-12 the opportunity to share their favorite fictional book through a storyboard display. The goal of the Reading Fair is to enhance and encourage reading at all grade levels and to allow students to collaborate with their peers.