The reading challenge began in May with a summer reading list handed out to students. During the summer, students visited the public library to check out books and take Accelerated Reading tests.
Holley Nelson, a fourth grade student, read many non-fiction and biography books including one about Amelia Earhart. Holley says she admires Amelia because of her determination and courage.
Josclyn Olbera, a third grader at RES, said she liked going to the public library during the summer, but most of all she liked taking her A/R tests, so she could participate in the Back-to-School Bash.
Student participants include Daniel Gonzales, Brina Gonzales, Aubrey Ford, Jeffrey Owens, Chloe Boxell, Christa Andrade, Alex Rodriguez, Mikaila Rosas, Jesse Vasquez, Branson Boxell, Cadence Wills, Jeremy Borjas, Klaryssa Lee, Shelbe Summerville, Kelli Ressmann, Michael Moore, Reyna Gallegos, Julianna Castellano, Celeste Lara, Michael Rocha, Holley Nelson, Yahir Placencia, Kaleb Wright, Aleah Johnson, Ashley Villarreal, Kris Campos Carson White, Michelle Doomes, Vinay Patel, Raine Lee, Erin Nelson, Presleigh Barber, Sarah Wright, Josclyn Olbera, and Mia Olbera.
Last Friday, students celebrated their accomplishment by attending a Back-to-School Bash in the school library.
The students were treated to pizza, cupcakes, and fruit punch.
The finale of their reward was watching the DVD, How to Train Your Dragon.