The results are in for the 2015 myON Summer Reading Challenge, Every Hero has a Story. We are proud to announce the winning school and students who read the most books as a collective campus and individual between May 15th to September 4th 2015.
The myON summer program started in 2012 with 26,000 students reading over the summer. This year over 4.5 million students nationwide read 4,732,169 books over their summer vacation. The summer reading contest was designed to minimize the summer slide while motivating students to discover the magic in reading. Summer break is the perfect opportunity to continue exciting and engaging kids in reading while combating the summer slide.
We would like to congratulate our grand prize winners for total time spent reading!
- Grade K-5, Elementary Winner: Jade G., PLC Charter Schools (AZ)
- Grades 6 and up, Middle School/High School Winner: Victoria V., Clayton County (GA)
For all students reading at least 10 books during the challenge, names were put into a drawing to win the iPad Mini. The winner of random drawing is Michael L., Branford Public Schools. Out of the 4.5 millions students 128,000 read 10 books!
“I am overwhelmingly proud of the perseverance of our students for their commitment to literacy and their drive to develop as readers. I’m equally proud of the commitment that our staff and parents provided to our students this summer so there would be no summer reading lag. Our students love the wide variety of genres available on myON. Accessibility to good literature coupled with supportive adults was the key to our students’ summer reading success!” said Todd Brekhus, president of myON. “It’s great to see so many young people discovering their excitement for reading, especially over the summer,” said Brekhus. “Literacy is the foundation of all academic success. Each child reading on myON is given the tools to truly personalize their experience, reading what interests them and at a level that challenges them to be a better reader. Using fun and engaging contests, like Every Hero Has a Story, is another great opportunity to get kids excited about reading.”