Morrisville High School’s Reading Olympics team recently participated in a countywide Reading Olympics competition that encourages students to broaden their knowledge, as well as their love of reading.
Due to the lockdown in the spring of 2020, last year’s competition was cancelled. The team was disappointed that their hard work couldn’t be put to use. Fortunately, this year’s competition was held via Zoom call.
The criteria involved reading 25 books, given to the school by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. In order to prepare, each member took home various books of their choosing, and it was their responsibility to be prepared to answer questions about the material they read.
Some of the authors in the list include: Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), Becky Albertalli (Love, Simon), and Julie Murphy (Dumplin’), among others.
Students involved in the club include: Olivia Bielawski, Meng Sheng Wang, and Mark Macwana, who are all sophomores, Aisha Moundir, James Felcon, and Zoe Williams, who are all juniors, and Cheyenne Boss, a senior.
Morrisville High School went up against 17 public, parochial and private schools, and the team is proud to say that they brought home the blue ribbon.
“I’m so proud of my team, even after a pandemic, we showed them who’s the boss,” said Kenneth Kelman, advisor of the Reading Olympics Team.