Students from Barth and Franklin elementary schools earned honors at the 21st annual county wide Reading Olympics, sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The Barth and Franklin Fantastic Readers teams, which were advised by teachers Nikki Alutus and Regina Collins earned a red ribbon.
This year's Reading Olympic team was composed of teachers and students from both Barth and Franklin Elementary schools. The students practiced virtually throughout the year to prepare for the competition which requires that teams read 25 books selected from a reading list. During each round teams must attempt to answer 25 questions given in rapid-fire fashion from the moderators Barth team members include Isaiah McGoldrick-Cheeseboro, Dahmya Skai Britt-Johnson, Ava Harris, Jazaya Jones, Chloe Kinzel, and Jashir Carter. Franklin students include Hannah Jaycox, Emma Campbell, Aaron Kahn, Analise Snowden, and Aiyanna Zipay. Ms. Collins said our students are learning that hard work pays off and will contribute to future success. Their performance and teamwork at the competition is another reason to say,proud to be from Pottstown.