Two Monticello students win in Cross County Reading Challenge

Monthly challenge winner Francis stands against a bulletin board holding his winning certificateStudents across Sullivan County are virtually reading their way through the county, thanks to an initiative from the School Library System at Sullivan BOCES. (SLSSB)

In an effort to create a culture of reading across Sullivan County, the SLSSB created the “Cross County Reading Challenge.” Each school district has a “team” of participating students. Whenever a student completes a book, he or she can log it on the challenge’s website and watch his or her team’s “flag” push forward on the digital map with each book completed. When students share a book with their friend, or when two students on the same team read the same book, the team receives an additional entry.

Student winner Ary stands in library holding prize As an additional incentive, the SLSSB randomly draws students each month to win an Amazon gift card. This month, two students in the MCSD were drawn as the winners. They are: Ary Barreto Sanes of Monticello High School and Francis Freer of George L. Cooke Elementary School. 

Congratulations, Ary and Francis!