The school was named in the top five in the region for collectively reading nearly 200,000 minutes as part of the Hurricanes’ annual Pick Up A Book and Read campaign.
The following students made the All-Star Team for reading the most in their respective grade levels:
Mrs. Butler’s 3rd grade class — Collin Hall with 5,495 minutes
Mrs. Clary’s 3rd grade class — Ashby Green with 1,765 minutes
Mrs. Cash’s 3rd grade class — Taylor Moore with 2,750 minutes
Ms. Dumas’ 3rd grade class — Finley Pair with 1,260 minutes
Mrs. Elliott’s 4th grade class — Kaydence Best with 3,960 minutes
Mrs. Wells’ 4th grade class — Ashleigh Moseley with 6,318 minutes
Mrs. Williams’ 4th grade class — Gabby Burke with 2,100 minutes
Mrs. Pleasant’s 4th grade class — Jami May with 4,708 minutes
Mrs. Casper’s 4th grade class — De’Ayjah Marcelin with 3,340 minutes
Mrs. Powell’s 5th grade class — Trini Magana with 4,293 minutes
Mrs. Horton’s 5th grade class — Brendon Love with 2,850 minutes
Mrs. Skinner’s 5th grade class — Landen Briggs with 3,020 minutes
Hall, Moseley, and Magana were Manning’s top readers and received a signed ‘Canes puck for their hard work.
According to the Hurricanes, The Pick Up a Book and Read program is designed to motivate students to feel excited about reading. “By providing program incentives, we hope to propel children to a higher reading level while encouraging them to take responsibility for their reading.”
Students use a scorecard to track their minutes read over a six-week span and have it initialed by an adult.