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Release Date: 04/05/2013

John Muir Elementary School wins 2013 Global Reading Challenge

Global Reading Challenge

John Muir Elementary School's "Bookettes" won The Seattle Public Library's 18th Annual Global Reading Challenge held April 2 at the Central Library.


The John Muir team won the Seattle championship by one question. Team members included: Thea Wilson, Bella Morrow, Tallulah Campbell, Kameko Davis, Lucy Kerr, Julia Mundell, and Jaila Willis. John Muir librarian Steven Marsh was the team's coach.


Four schools had teams that tied for second place:


  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School's "Fire Breathing Chickens"
  • Hawthorne Elementary School's "Huskies"
  • Orca K-8 School's "Rise of the Readers" and
  • John Hay Elementary School's "Smart Mustaches."


A total of 360 teams of fourth and fifth-grade students from 45 Seattle Public Schools participated in the Global Reading Challenge reading contest. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine Seattle's champion team. Each team has seven members.


The Global Reading Challenge is made possible by funding from Target, The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Suzanne Hittman, Northwest Literacy Foundation, and the Ballard Rotary.


For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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