Jack & Jill Annual Summer Reading Challenge a success
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- On Saturday, September 9, 2017, The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., held its annual Jack and Jill Day at Lakeside Pool and Park in The Woodlands, TX.
Over 100 Jack and Jill members gathered to kick-off the Chapter’s program year.
For the past three years, the local organization has held The Woodlands Chapter Summer Reading Challenge to encourage early childhood literacy and promote a love for reading in all children. Jack and Jill parents appreciate the connection between strong reading skills and academic success. Chapter students were welcomed to include any required reading for school as they fit into the chapter’s established categories; World Series Challenge, Literature Reading Challenge, Globetrotter Challenge and Olympic Reading Challenge. Students were invited to complete 1 or all 4 challenges.
During the event, Dr. LaQuita Carter, Chapter president, acknowledged the winners. This year, a group of 13 elementary and middle school students completed over 18,372 minutes of summer reading collectively. The challenge winners were: Avery Campbell (Ann K. Snyder Elementary), Dylan Campbell (Tom Cox Intermediate), Harrison Carter (Metzler Elementary), Trinity Carter (Hildebrandt Intermediate), Quincy Carter (Metzler Elementary), Payton Davis (Bernshausen Elementary), Bailey Jackson (The John Cooper School), Ava Jones (Salem Lutheran School), Chase Jones (Salem Lutheran School), Alexandria Nickson (Bush Elementary), Racquel Nickson (Mitchell Intermediate), Gia-Yvonne White (Trinity Lutheran School) and Jackson Williams (The John Cooper School).
These outstanding children received a certificate and special gift for their accomplishment.