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Harry Potter Reading Sweepstakes Winners
The Harry Potter Series Sweepstakes involving students from Weddington Elementary and Weddington Middle School was held on Thursday, January 28 in the WMS media center. The contest required that elementary students answer questions based on four of the J.K. Rowlingâ€™s novelsâ€”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Ms. Diane Minsker hosted the contest and worked with six middle school students who acted as moderators by asking the questions that they had written. These moderators were Jovan Basliou who dressed in costume as Dumbledore, Jeremy Baslious (Ron Weasley), Christian Sanchez (Harry Potter), Caitlin Palmer (Hermoine), Sarah McCulla (Luna) and Kelsey Stanton (Professor McGonagall).
Sixteen fifth grade WDES students chose to participate. The contest was comprised of four rounds with thirty questions in each round. A reception for contestants, moderators and parents was held after the contest.
The following Weddington Elementary students were winners: Kelly Huben (overall winner and Book 1 winner); Will Kern (Book 2 winner); Lauren Marlowe (Book 3,Book4 winner). The winners received a trophy and medals. Sarah McCulla won the Best Moderator trophy.
Written by: Diane Minsker, WMS Media Coordinator
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 by Colleen Salter