Greenville Elementary Reading Awards

The top Accelerated Reader students for the 2017-18 school year, by class, were (l-r) Elijah Sears, second grade; James Matthews, third grade; Katy Littlefield, fourth grade; and Rydia Kennedy, fifth grade and most points overall.

Greenville Elementary School students have earned awards for their achievements in the Accelerated Reader Program this school year.

The top reader in the school was fifth grader Rydia Kennedy with 667 points.

Aldo receiving trophies were class leaders Elijah Sears in second grade; James Matthews in third grade, and Katy Littlefield in fourth grade.

Second Grade Readers: Honored in the GES Accelerated Reader Program in the second grade were (front row l-r, third place finishers) Ava Schaefer, Sylvie Smerick-Garrett, Lila Kleiner and Benjamin Wittig; (second row l-r, second place finishers) Bauer Ackerman, Natalie Goggin, Wynn Wilson and Maddie Beckert; and (back row l-r, first place finishers) Paxton Ackerman, Elijah Sears, Alex Mann and Ethan Marcoot.
Third Grade Readers: Honored in the third grade were (front row l-r, third place finishers) Jay Neer, Austin Swalley and Cassidy Beavor, Logan Eakle is not pictured; (second row l-r, second place finishers) Jonas Busby, Eli Ennen, Gannon Turner and Owen St. Peters; and (back row l-r, first place finishers) Drake Graber, Audrey Cornelius, Joeli Dietz and James Matthews.
Fourth Grade Readers: Honored in the fourth grade were (front l-r, third place finishers) Rodger Zhu, Austin Wall, Joseph Underwood and Ava Manhart; (second row l-r, second place finisher) Logan Terwilliger, John Bohn, Jorie Hall and Caleb Ward; and (back row l-r, first place finishers) Ella Kleiner, Katy Littlefield, Gavin File and Jay Miller.
Fifth Grade Readers: Honored in the fifth grade were (front row l-r, third place finishers) Kate Mifflin, Cale Ackerman, Elisha Dietz and Olivia Mueller; (second row l-r, second place finishers) Erin Peppler, Lily Sorensen and Caden Wayman, Amilee Holsapple is not pictured; and (back row l-r, first place finishers) William Mann, Adyson Bearley, Rydia Kennedy and Michael Wilson.

GES Principal Eric Swingler said the reading program is an important part of the curriculum throughout the school district. He said it fosters a love of reading for the students, presents a challenge, and teaches students about goal-setting. Those who achieve their goals are recognized quarterly. He thanked the school’s AR committee and librarians for their efforts and encouraged students to continue reading over their summer break.

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The first, second and third place readers in each class were honored.