Students at Argyle Elementary School recently read 495,499 pages to claim the title of the Elementary School winner of the Georgia Tech Buzzer Reader Competition. Not only was their nearly half a million reading total a record for the competition, but it was also the second year in a row that Argyle students out read the competition.
Not only was the school the overall winner for their level, but individual Argyle students also tallied up more reading time than their peers in the same grade. Three Argyle classrooms also claimed the top award for their grade. In fact, Argyle students claimed 9 out of the 14 available awards.
Argyle Elementary School and the individual Argyle winners were recognized for their mad reading skills in the competition during a halftime celebration at a Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball game inside the McCamish Pavilion.
Sri Poojitha Mucherla, an 8th grader at Daniell Middle School, also won an individual award for reading 7,253 pages.
Argyle Elementary School Individual Winners:
2nd Grade – Ahmet Ungor, 2776 pages
3rd Grade – Tish Jackson, 11863 pages
4th Grade – Eduardo Alvarenga, 13670 pages
5th Grade – Jessica Aguero-Garcia, 33140 pages
Argyle Elementary School Classroom Winners:
3rd Grade – Ms. Christy Barton, 40,083 pages
4th Grade – Ms. Minerva Bridges, 64,762 pages
5th Grade – Ms. Sara Dobbins, 110,865 pages
Overall Elementary Individual Winner:
5th Grade – Jessica Aguero-Garcia, 33140 pages, Ms. Melodye McCoy, teacher