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Read a book: win a prize
This year at Porter Ridge High School the Media Center has come up with a way to get students to come in and read some great books. They are sponsoring 3 book contests where students use their Chromebooks and Google forms to enter. Each contest has a different theme and the forms ask questions about what students are reading, what their favorite genres are and what they think makes a book a good book.
Sophomore Garrett Weddine was a winner of the winter contest and said "I think it's a great idea to have the book contest because it helps people like me who don't read often realize what books they like and make them want to read more."
Information about each contest is displayed on the PR Media Center page on the website and each contest is advertised through flyers and the morning announcements. Prizes were donated by Bo'jangles, Chick-Fil-A, Domino's, Texas Roadhouse, and Sun Valley 14.
Staff members are invited to join the contests too. Administrative Assistant Shirley Bennett said "I think it was a great idea to have a book contest! Books can be such a 'comfort zone' and 'getaway' especially in our fast paced society!"
This year the Media Center wanted to promote reading and get more PR students reading. Many new books have been added to the collection and the Media Coordinator, Regina Snelson, commented, "We have thousands of dollars of books in this school and we need more students to come in and enjoy a good book. Also I want the Media Center to be a place where students can come for help and to learn."
The last book contest will take place after Spring Break. The Media Center hopes to include all English classes and increase the number of responses to beat the over 100 responses the last contest had.
Written by: Stephanie Galioto, 12th grade student
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 by Regina Snelson