Race2Read Update: Long, Sarah Smith and TAG Win Winter Reading Challenge + Top Adult Readers!

With more than 7 million minutes of reading logged, Atlanta Public Schools students, staff and community partners continue to Race2Read 20 minutes daily towards our 10-million-minute goal. Here is an update on our top readers!

Winter Reading Challenge Winners

Crawford Long MS (Principal Lisa Hill), Sarah Smith ES (Principal Emily Boatright), and Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy (Principal Yolanda Weems) are our victorious winners of the Penguin Random House Winter Reading Challenge! These three APS schools will share $50,000 worth of books and author visits with libraries and schools across the nation who read and logged the most minutes during the month of January.

Top Schools

Below are our top 10 schools in terms of minutes logged. Please note: total minutes logged for each school is not disclosed, rather the percentage of school goal is listed below, as each school has an individual goal based on the number of enrolled students. TAG Academy is leading in both minutes logged and percentage of school goal met!

SchoolPercentage of School Goal Met
1. Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy100%
2. North Atlanta High School36%
3. Crawford Long Middle School85%
4. Morris Brandon Elementary School49%
5. Garden Hills Elementary School79%
6. Sarah Smith Elementary School35%
7. Deerwood Academy 99%
8. Sylvan Hills Middle School88%
9. Hollis Innovation Academy44%
10. Mary Lin Elementary School29%

Top Adult Readers

NameAffiliationMinutes Logged
1. Lorrae WalkerHollis Innovation Academy15,838
2. Ketchia WoodsHollis Innovation Academy15,726
3. Joi WilliamsTuskegee Airmen Global Academy13,170
4. Oreta Hinamon CampbellHumphries Elementary School12,710
5. Shanna MilesSouth Atlanta High School7,942
6. Lindsey KilgoreHumphries Elementary School7,219
7. Jestine TaylorTuskegee Airmen Global Academy6,480
8. Patrick BaughmanCommunity Partner5,730
9. Marijane SandersCommunity Partner5,150
10. Letitia GreenCommunity Partner5,140

Kudos to the Patrice Laird-Walker and Jennifer Saunders of the APS Media Services team and our wonderful medial specialists across the District for leading our Race2Read! To learn more and join the race, go to www.beanstack.com/race2read

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