The B-L Middle School Panthers roared against the Saluda Middle School Tigers to see which school’s students could read the most during a five-day Read-a-Thon Challenge that was held in honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. The Read-a-Thon lasted from March 4th through 8th and it required students at both schools to record their reading, with students earning a star for every thirty minutes that they spent reading a book.
The winner of the Read-a-Thon will receive bragging rights and a trophy for display in the school’s Media Center. The last time the event was held in 2016, Saluda Middle School won. As an added incentive for students at B-L Middle School to participate in the challenge, Principal Sharah Clark has agreed to kiss a goat if the school wins this year’s Read-a-Thon. At the time of this week’s newspaper publication, the final results of this year’s Read-a-Thon Challenge were not available. However, be sure to check Lexington Three’s social media pages for an update to this story.
In addition to the Read-a-Thon Challenge, students at B-L Middle School also participated in a weeklong celebration of Dr. Seuss as part of Read Across America Week activities. Students wore crazy socks, sported wild hair, dressed as twins, rocked the color green, and participated in wacky hat day.