Unbound Readathon Winners!
Above and Beyond Teacher Award
Teacher Name: Kendra Hendrix
School Name: Owensboro Day Treatment
Kendra's participation in Unbound deserves to be rewarded. She brought the most competitive book reviews to the competition and in turn had the most published for her school. Kendra took advantage of all of the Unbound opportunities and provided an environment where students could feel successful in the readathon. She shared with us how test results have been on the rise since Unbound kicked off. We are very proud to send Kendra a Kindle for all of her hard work!
“I cannot begin to explain the impact this contest has had on my reading classes. Their response and enthusiasm has been amazing to witness. I am so unbelievably proud of these kids. We are making plans to continue with another contest of our own because of the way they've responded. Even other teachers in our building have noticed the students working hard in class, filling every minute of extra time with reading. Their test scores have improved, their behavior has improved, and their attitude toward reading has GREATLY improved. We are thrilled. Thank you again for this opportunity. ”
-Kendra Hendrix, Kentucky
Most Inspired Student Award
Owensboro Day Treatment: Alex L.
This contest allowed Alex to shine in a way he hasn’t been able to since arriving at our program. He became a leader in the classroom this month, recommending books to peers and encouraging each of them to read at home every night. This contest, and the reading it inspired in Alex, has made a profound impact on this young man. He has found success in the classroom, which hasn’t happened for him in a very long time. He found a connection to his peers, which has proven to be difficult for him at our schools. He discovered something he enjoys, and joy has been fleeting for sure in his life these days.
Please consider Alex L. as one of your most improved readers. Because of the passion he’s discovered due to his involvement in this program, I believe Alex will be a lifelong reader. Thank you for your consideration.
Pinehill Alternative School: Jeremy L.
Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center: James C.
Best Read In Party!
Joey Nice School: Eckerd Youth Challenge Program
On Monday we celebrated the "Wonderful World of Reading" by traveling from class to class with our reading passports. If a student read for the entire class, his passport got a stamp. Those students getting all 6 stamps will be treated to a "World Class" luncheon! The numbers for this event didn't lie...we had almost all 60 boys in the program participate in the event.
Sue Buley: Adair YDC
Book Review Winners
Chase R.- Divergent
Luciano v.- Always Running
Dominic R- Game of Thrones
Yovanski S- Thieves Paradise
Jason B- Tyrell
Tykorie E.- A child Called It
Casey W.- Maze Runner
Walter H- Endangered
Qwintis N- The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Milo M- Tyrell
De'angelo, H- We've Got A Job
Christopher J.- New Moon
Austin R.- Paper Towns
Dominic C.- Getting the Girl
Caleb T- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dawnisha B- Malcolm X
Zach H- Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Kayley A- Crank
Daniel H- Life and Death
Nevaeh H- Finding Fish
Jessica P- Darkness Before Dawn
Kelsea H- Daddy's Climbing Tree
Portia H- Vampire Academy
Jonathen B.- Shiver
Breanna P.- When Reason Breaks
Jacob J- Twilight
Cody K- Ranger's Apprentice
Jose C- Cop Town
Sequoia S- Nobody's Angel
Jalyn R.- Better than perfect
Bennett L.- Hitchikers
Johny C- Nazi Hunters
Andrew S- Perks of Being a Wallflower
Jeff G- Homeboyz
Kaylee C- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Favorite Unbound Quotes!
Tom Pine, Mat-su Secondary
Linda Wulf, Naselle Youth Camp School
Thank you! It was fun seeing our guys rally around this reading contest. At first I did doubt whether some young men were reading as much as they said, but as I looked at the names of the high volume readers, they were the ones every day turning in books and asking for more series and books to read. I'm glad they were inspired and look forward to their excitement next year.
Stacey Trasher, Riverbend Treatment Center
I am so proud of what my boys accomplished throughout this Read-A-Thon. Each one of them set personal goals either in completing how many books they would read in a week or how many minutes they would read. They raised one if not both. I have always loved reading and I'm so excited to see my students reading. I am so proud of each and every one of them.