34th Avenue celebrates reading success


34th Avenue Elementary School recently conducted a four-week reading challenge in which students were encouraged to read 100 minutes per week.

Parents and guardians had to sign a statement that their child had read a certain number of minutes each day. At the end of the challenge, students were invited to a party with a cake and The Cat in the Hat.

Fifteen volunteers from Entergy helped the students make the Cat in the Hat hats. Volunteers also read Dr. Seuss books to the children.

The following shows the number of minutes of reading and the students who participated:

1000 minutes or more: Dylan Mayo 1300 minutes, Gregon Payne 1040 minutes and Alexandria Woods 1124 minutes.

• 900 minutes or more: Dallis Arnold 950 minutes.

• 800 minutes or more: Makayla Irby 840 minutes.

• 600 minutes or more: Chelsea Grigsby, Kenneth Howard, Jeffery McClure and Ke’Marie Johnson.

• 500 minutes or more: Jalen McBride, J’Niyah Lambert, Jude Kearney, Crystalyn Ajay, Marian Hairston, Kevin Crockett, Makya Roberts,Sean Straczek, Jadiyah Collins and Kiaya Vincent.

• 400 minutes or more: Xavier Arnold, Leslie Peters, Kimora Gibson, Javoni Jackson, J’Kiyah Lambert, Kyla Vincent, Brae’Yana Hargraves, Tre’lyn Rodgers, Dominique Davis, Kaylan Lockett, Sharina Clinkscale, Miracle Ginger, Semaj Nolen, Areanna Moore, Ta’Shyria Sample, Tyler Parks, Alexia Razner, Nancy Wilkins, Damian Putillo, Kaylyn James, Khaila Hall, Destiny Austin, A’Breonna Reed, Kierra Washington, Korey Smith, Jilauni Carlton, La’Zariah Ellis, Michael Woods, Kee Darie Bush, Kiaya Vincent, Acciyah Reynolds, Tierra Swygart, Jamaria Lewis, Indonesia Jackson, Nia Sims, Tatyana Arnold, Daniel Nelson and Kylin Shaw.

• 300 minutes or more: Moriyah Collins, Aila Jones, Camarion McCoy, Douglas Richards, Mariah Hill, Omarius Moore, Elijah Stevens, Ke’reon Johnson, Makaila Kelly, Eric Adams Jr. and Camarion Lewis.

• 200 minutes or more: Isaiah Taylor, Immeri Butler, Mariya Greer, Darrion Brown, Johnny Matthews, Aiden Jones, Yahu’a Eshmelek, Camarion Worthy, Kamron Mixon, Kaylyn James, Suriyah Gilbert, Camereon Jones, J’Bari Jiner, Shontavius Haywood, Kuteral Davis, Johnnie Warren III and Aliuna Davis.

• 100 minutes or more: Wyvonne Hall, Zavion Collins, Bri’anna Ingram, Taylor Miles, JaNaiya Davis, Jayla Clay, Jayden Matthews, Daniel Thompson, Brandon Hall, Kermit Gibson Jr., Brian Hall, Jordan Crater, Derrion Clay, Daniel Thompson, A’Breonna Reed, Sakia Walls, Kelton Shaw, Rachon Crutchfield, Tamerah Simmons, Caniyah Cunningham, Alecia Davis, Sha’Kayla Dunn, Demetrious Mallett, Joquiera White and Tavin Dunlap.

• 99 minutes or less: Jordan Anderson, Adam Price, Kadynn Qualls, LaKaeron Kelly, Dalan Williams, Mya Swygart, Al Fitzpatrick, Ryan White and Jalen Hart.