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MPS reading fair draws hundreds of entries

By Staff
CATERPILLAR PROJECT n Brock Williams stands with his book project, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," which won first place in the first-grade category Friday at the Meridian Public School District's reading fair. Photo by Kelly Quackenbush/The Meridian Star.
By Kelly Quackenbush/The Meridian Star
March 3, 2001
Forty students took honors at the Meridian Public School District's third annual reading fair, held Friday at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. The fair consisted of 188 reading projects, and involved over 200 children from all the Meridian schools.
The children had first to win their individual school reading fairs to be entered in the districtwide fair. The judges consisted of school officials who determined individual and group winners in seven age categories. The first-place winner of each group will advance to the regional reading fair to be held in April.
Carol Owen, librarian of Meridian High School, organized the reading fair and presented awards to the children with Superintendent Dr. Janet McLin.
Kelly Quackenbush is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at kquackenbush@themeridianstar.com.
Winning entries:
Here is a list of the winners of the Meridian Public School District's reading fair, held Friday at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus:
Pre-Kindergarten:
First place: Mason Irby of Crestwood Elementary
Kindergarten:
First place: Rain Gertis of Poplar Springs
Second place: Ellie Niedermain of Poplar Springs
First Grade:
First place: Brock Williams of Poplar Springs
Second place: Joshua Trest of West Hills
Third place: Alanna Hall of West Hills
Second Grade:
First place: Larry Boyin of Oak Heights
Second place: McKenzie Griffin of Poplar Springs
Third place: Mark Covington of Crestwood
Third Grade:
First place: Hannah Manning of Poplar Springs
Second place: Jacob Mathis of Crestwood
Third place: Rochelle Hawkins of West End
Fourth/Fifth Grade:
First place: Tyler Covington of Crestwood
Second place: Taylor Ivey of Poplar Springs
Third place: Chris Wilson of Parkview
Sixth-Eighth Grade:
First place: Amber Walker of Carver
Second place: Stacey Chambers of Magnolia
Third place: Emily Entrekin of Magnolia
Ninth-12th Grade:
First place: Mary Katherine Gilmore of Meridian High
Second place: Daniel Pickett of Meridian High
Third place: Julia Crowell of Kate Griffin
Group Projects:
Kindergarten-Third Grade:
First place: Ashley Young and LaQuita Roberts of Crestwood
Second place: representing Charlotte Bryan's Language Arts class #2, Davis Tucker and Heather Beaman of Poplar Springs
Third place: representing Charlotte Bryan's Language Arts class #1, Michael Sterling and Lakeia Kirksey of Poplar Springs
Fourth-Eighth Grade:
First place: Precious Stewart, Tashayla Davis and Tameka McCarty of Witherspoon
Second place: Josh Hunter and Shacoby Lanier of West Hills
Third place: Kiandria Williams and Jasmine Jordan of Witherspoon
Ninth-12th Grade:
First place: Ellen Heimann and Sally Stacey of Meridian High
Second place: Catrina Morton and Mansonetta Short of Kate Griffin
Third place: Bentley Crawford and David Ray of Meridian High

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