Two BW students Summer Reading Olympics Champions
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Two Big Walnut Local School District elementary school students have been selected as myON Reader’s 2012 Summer Olympic Reading Champions.
Big Walnut Elementary School student Samuel Fujii and Tehya Warner from General Rosecrans Elementary School each received a 2012 Summer Reading Medal of Honor.
Fujii and Warner were among 26,000 students nationwide who each read 10 books or more from June 1 through August 15 on myON; over 1.2 million books were read during the summer program.
Over 1,450 schools participated in the myON summer program, and when individual student’s reading time was added up, participating students spent 17.5 years reading.
The online myON reader is a personalized literacy environment that engages students at all reading levels by providing the largest integrated library of digital books. The over 2,000 and growing enhanced digital books include reading supports, and are recommended to students based on individual interests and reading level using The Lexile Framework for Reading.
The myON website notes that giving students the opportunity to choose what they want to read, in a digital environment in which they are comfortable, motivates them to become better and more confident readers.