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Reading Fair at Fairview


The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and Fairview Elementary School partnered together for the elementary school’s annual Reading Fair.

Eighteen current MSMS students were asked to come to Fairview, which is located in Columbus, Mississippi, to act as judges for the Reading Fair.

Fairview pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students had earlier created storyboard projects that reflected different stories the children had been reading.

The MSMS students spent Tuesday morning being delighted by their younger counterparts work.

“They were all so good,” said one MSMS student. “It was really hard to pick a winner.”

MSMS’s participation in the Reading Fair is part of the larger Adopt-A-School initiative that MSMS began two years ago. Students from the high school regularly make trips to Fairview to tutor and mentor the elementary students.

The MSMS students who participated as judges were: Shelbi Allen, Damare Baker, Nathan Carter, Raksha Chatakondi, Carolyn Donovan, Maggie Ford, Hannah Houston, Haley Hsu, Mary Lee, Kaleigh Leiva, Madeline Mixon, Jenny Nguyen, Kendall Palmer, Dipal Patel, Lauren Scott, Katherine Shelton, Nicole Thornton, and Ariel Williams.

Fairview Elementary Aerospace & Science Magnet School

Reading Fair Winners 2015 – 2016

Group Project Grade PK – 2, Division K

1st Place Mrs. Hill’s Kindergarten Class                     2nd Place Mrs. Anthony’s Kindergarten Class

Family Project Grade 3 – 5, Division L: Eric Pratt, Mrs. Miller’s Class

Individual Non-fiction, Division H: Mordecai Bonner, Mrs. Temple’s Class


Individual Fiction Categories:

1st Place - Teacher                          2nd Place - Teacher                         3rd Place - Teacher

Grade 1, Division B:

Lani Carter – Moore                              Trinity Goodman – Moore                        Madison Reed – Johnson

Grade 2, Division C

Aaliyah Williams – Joiner                 Jonathan Clark – Joiner                    D’Naysha Martin – Williams

Grade 3, Division D

Adia Colom – Reed                            Darian Evans – Reed                                    Tahmiya Erby – Reed

Grade 4 – 5 Division E

Aamori Colom – Temple                   Bethany Setiawan – Miller               Makhya Weatherspoon – Clark

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