Salisbury Press

Monday, November 18, 2019

READING OLYMPICS

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Earning Olympic-sized honors through reading

With team names like “Chapter Raptors” and the “Novel Nifflers,” 253 area middle school students organized into 21 teams competed recently at Lower Macungie Middle School for top honors in reading comprehension at the Reading Olympics.

Organizers gave each team a list of 45 books to read.

Team “Columbian Book Weasels” from Orefield Middle School placed second. Each member of the team received a copy of “Refugee” by Alan Gratz. English Language Arts Teacher Robin Roberts sponsored the team.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Thomas Sylvester

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is physics with Mr. Koba because he creates lessons that include labs and other activities. These allow us as students to engage with the material we are learning and get a hands-on perspective.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?