Readvolution 2017-2018 Essay Contest Winners

In partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Wake County Public School System, we are pleased to announce the  Readvolution 2017-2018 Essay Contest Winners*. To view and download an essay, please click on the winner’s name.

Aanya Kumar, Northwoods Elementary

Alina Morales, Richland Creek Elementary

Audrey Spencer, Oak Grove Elementary

Barack Ongwacho, North Ridge Elementary

Bella Howe, Middle Creek Elementary

Ella Fisher, Timber Drive Elementary

Erin Hong, Wake Forest Elementary

Jissel Abril, Lockhart Elementary

Jonah Pil, Walnut Creek Elementary

Josephine Slifer, Brooks Elementary

Kevin Thompson, Fuquay-Varina Elementary

Laura Bendz, White Oak Elementary

Lili Malone, Hunter Elementary

Madison Cherry, Walnut Creek Elementary

Saanvi Garcha, Fuller Elementary

Saraahi Shroff, Cedar Fork Elementary

Stella Eckhart, White Oak Elementary

Victoria Kalendra-Frystak, Sanford Creek Elementary






*Readvolution is a partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes and Wake County Public Schools to support a community-wide literacy campaign to all elementary schools. The goal of the campaign was to highlight the importance of reading in creating college, career ready graduates. The program ran October 2, 2017 through January 12, 2018.

Students were challenged to read 20 minutes outside of the school day, as well, students were also given the opportunity to write and submit an essay on a chosen topic.

As they achieved goals, students and teachers were rewarded with free tickets to Hurricanes games, school appearances from Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, teacher recognitions , as well the essay winners were recognized county wide.