On behalf of BookSpring, Zavala second grader, Natalie Santander, accepted $500 pledge from Sylvan Learning Centers for her efforts during the 2010 Read-A-Thon. Representing Sylvan Learning, Mark Strama presented Natalie with the check and a certificate praising Natalie’s accomplishment in reading 500 pages.
In January, during a visit to Zavala for the Read-A-Thon Kick-Off, Mr. Strama challenged the students in Mrs. Raspberry’s class to read as many pages as they could during the Read-A-Thon. Taking the challenge a step further, Mr. Strama pledged a DOLLAR per page to BookSpring for the student who read the most pages.
Natalie, listening very carefully, was inspired by the challenge and carefully recorded her reading each and every day for two weeks. At the conclusion of the event, Natalie presented her pledge envelope to the librarian and reminded Mrs. Crosby of the challenge offered by Sylvan Learning Centers.
Natalie accepted her certificate and the $500 check on behalf of BookSpring. Sylvan’s support and Natalie’s hard work ensure that fellow Zavala classmates will receive brand new books through the Reading Is Fundamental program.
During RIF week offered three times a year, Natalie knows her efforts helped bring the new books provided to her fellow students!
Good job Natalie and thank you Sylvan Learning for helping to instill the love of reading!