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.