PAHS Winter Reading Contest

PAHS Winter Reading Contest
Posted on 04/18/2018
PAHS Winter Reading Contest“We've just completed our Winter Reading Contest,” reported Susan MacDonald, Port Angeles High School teacher librarian.

These Port Angeles High School students participated:

Devan Andrew, Aiden Barton, David Burnham, Jacob Butler, Mackenzie Carney, Brynn Clark, Simon Close, Alyssa Dailey-Morse, Hanna DiazDeLeon, Maariyah Dugan, Aiden Franich, Cathryn Golob, Sky Harrison, Daniel Hornac, Dustin Kendrick, Alliya Kreider, Julia Logston, Jonathan Maestas, James Murphy, Alexandrea Olson, Samantha Rueda, Ashlee Seelye, Eliza Marie Smith, Ethan Wood and Emily Wuest.

“These twenty-five students read 196 books collectively during the contest!” said MacDonald. “Just for fun, we calculated how many pages were read for this contest, and the total was 70,943!” 

Sodexo furnished lunch and refreshments for an awards luncheon held in the library on Thursday, April 12.  Several local businesses, including Toga's Soup House, Odyssey Bookshop, and Frugal’s, donated over $200 worth of prizes.  Top readers were junior Ashlee Seelye, who read 22 books, and senior James Murphy, who read 12 books.

Books & Bagels

A new after-school event, Books and Bagels, begins Thursday, April 19 at 2:45 p.m. in the school library, where students decide on a book to read together for the next month.  In subsequent meetings, the group will meet after school, eat bagels and have book discussions.  The first book the group will read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

“We are starting this as a pilot program this year,” said MacDonald.  “We will open it up to all students next year.”

Any interested student should see Susan MacDonald, teacher librarian, or any of the other librarians to sign up.  Books will be provided by the North Olympic Library System.  “As a bonus, students get to keep the books after we’re done reading them,” said MacDonald.

Photos by Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District

(Featured): Port Angeles High School students James Murphy and Ashlee Seelye were top readers in the winter reading contest.

Free Books!
Alyssa Dailey-Morse looks over a table of prizes donated by local businesses, as teacher librarian Susan MacDonald points them out.

Free Ice Cream!
Reading contestants help themselves to an assortment of toppings for ice cream during an awards luncheon.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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