West Glades School students were recognized at the May 10th Glades County School Board Meeting for completing the Sunshine State Challenge. The purpose of this statewide reading motivational program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure. WGS has 17 students who read ten of the fifteen books and eleven students who read all fifteen books. These 28 students will be rewarded on May 23rd with a trip on a limo party bus to Fort Myers where they will have lunch at Chuck E Cheese and will receive a personal tour of Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Thanks to Florida Power and Light funding through the Glades Education Foundation that purchased our Sunshine State books and will be funding this reward trip for our students.
Sunshine State Readers are 3rd Graders Elliot Cruz, Eivrynne Gregorio, 4th Graders Joellen Erskin, Emma Dyess, Payton Crews, Valerie Zuniga, Ashley Cruz, William Sternal, Teagan Dobson, 5th Graders Anakaren Sandoval, Ty Murray, Austin Townsend, Ava Barnes, Carli Hendry, Lawton Thigpen, Alex Nelson, Bailey Smallwood, Zaira Moreno, Riley Curtis, 6th Graders Carmen Perez, Rolando Sandoval, Karla Marines, and Zoie Gregorio. Students not pictured are 4th Graders Gabriella Williamson, Samuel Salazar, 6th Grader Grace Williamson, 7th grader Daniel Reyes, and 8th Grader Thomas Gaskins.