B-L Middle School Wins Reading Challenge Against Saluda Middle School

The B-L Middle School Panthers roared against the Saluda Middle School Tigers and won the five-day Read-a-Thon Challenge, named The Cat Fight, 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 last time the event was held in 2016, Saluda Middle School won.  So, on Thursday, March 21st, the trophy was delivered with a police escort to its new home at B-L Middle School.  Students and staff members gathered in the school’s courtyard and cheered as the trophy was officially presented to B-L Middle School Media Specialist Jill Slapnik by Saluda Middle School Media Specialist Russell Altman.  In keeping with her promised incentive, B-L Middle School Principal Sharah Clark also kissed a precious goat named Sweet Pea, much to the delight of students.

Congratulations to the following B-L Middle School students who read 600 or more minutes as part of the Read-a-Thon Challenge:

6th Grade - Catalina Cruz, Raimee Davis, Chelsey Derrick, Mia Hernandez, Leighlahn Scott

7th Grade - Ryan Boldt, Shaquezius Dennis, Anthony Holmes, Ronnie Eli Janney, Alissa Jackson, Dillon Jordan, K'Yona Lakes, Jacob Lerette, Emma McCaffrey, Marciano McKie, Bryan Martinez, Jasmin Merino, Da'Myah Merritt, Amanda Moreira, Lidia Renteria, Jacob Risinger, Emma Rodgers, Theodore Rowe, Hollis Ruff, Emma Shealy, Lily Shealy, Sawyer Shull, Taylor Smith, Bryan Steele, Riley Sterling

8th Grade - Marquis Dozier, Isabella Parkman, Cameron Price, Olivia Robertson

For more pictures from this fun event, please visit the Lexington County School District Three Facebook page.