Guilford County Schools Offering Chance to Earn Prizes for Holiday Reading


Luizinho Perez Ledezna of Aycock Middle was one of four iPad mini winners during last year’s holiday reading challenge.

Photo courtesy of Guilford County Schools

GCS is once again encouraging students to continue reading during the winter break with some exciting incentives. All elementary, middle and high school students who read at least 300 minutes will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of 4 iPad minis or a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

In addition, elementary and middle school students who read at least 300 minutes during winter break can receive a complimentary ticket to the UNCG men’s basketball game on Jan. 28 against Furman. Family members of qualifying students can purchase discounted tickets for $5 to the game. All tickets must be secured through the UNCG ticket office by Thursday, Jan. 26. Information about how to secure these tickets will be included on the certificate, which will be given to the students who qualify.

CLICK HERE for a reading log students can use to keep track of their minutes. Students must read a total of 300 minutes or more to be eligible for the prizes. To be eligible for incentives, all reading logs should be turned into media specialists by Jan. 10, 2017. Winners will be announced by Jan. 20, 2017.

GCS Reads 30 and the holiday reading challenge are part of the district’s overall effort to boost literacy. For more information, click here.

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