Additional students who excelled in the Accelerated Reader Program during the fall included: Osvaldo Ambriz, Estefany Mendoza, Michelle Arciniega Diaz, Sierra De Anda, Veronica Perez, Miranda Magana, Hannah Espinoza, Maria Odalys Perez, Mariela Cisneros, Sofia Fernandez, Mayra Ruiz, Zackery Lowe, Absalon Sanchez, Breana Gutierrez, Jonathan Paredes, Michael Balsach, Viviana Avelar, Kirsten Brock, Brianna Seward, Maria Terrazas, Natali Mendez, Jessica Arenas, Migues Nunez, Marcos Hernandez, Sergio Saucedo, Giovanni Flores, Alana Chavez, Simone Soriano, Victoria Dover, and Jazmin Rostami.
All of these students made efforts to become better readers by reading a variety of books and passing their tests with high marks. Among the more impressive titles that students tackled were George Orwell’s 1984 and Victor Villasenor’s Rain of Gold.
“It has been my experience that most of the students who earn many AR points are my best students. They get extensive exposure to new vocabulary, ideas and experiences, and good writing skills, which is reflected in their work. I will continue to encourage my students to read from the AR program and, hopefully, this will create a lifelong habit,” commented veteran English teacher Pamela Thompson.