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Summer Update – September 3, 2018

Since May 1st, we’ve invited Tennessee’s K-12 students to tell us the stories they’ve read and the adventures they’ve taken in books this summer. Tristar Reads, our summer reading program, is coming to a close this week and we look forward to awarding our three $1,000 college scholarships this fall.

We wanted to let you know a little bit more about Tristar Reads and ask you to share this information, or one of our posts with your social media feeds:

-Tristar Reads is open to all Tennessee students in Kindergarten – 12th grade
-It’s free to sign up www.tristarreads.com
Using the website, students log all the time and books they’ve read since May and through September 7th. All reading counts! Reading in the classroom, reading on vacation, reading at the ball field, reading before bed – count it all.
-Three $1,000 college scholarships will be rewarded: one to the top reader (as judged by how many hours read) in K-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grade.
-Encourage students, teachers, and parents in your life to sign up this week and log all their hours. We’ll be accepting entries on the website until midnight on September 7th.

One of the best ways students can improve literacy skills by practicing literacy skills. Reading 20 minutes a day is a key to student success, and that’s the focus of what we do at Tennesseans for Student Success. Share one of our posts, forward this email, or sign up K-12 graders for Tristar Reads to join us in this focus.

Weekly Update – April 30, 2018

We love this time of year when the summer is on the horizon, plans for fun are being made, and excitement hangs on the calendar. We’re especially fond of this particular time of year as tomorrow we’ll launch our 3rd annual summer reading initiative – Tristar Reads.

Tristar Reads is more than a reading program – it’s a scholarship opportunity. After all the reading hours have been logged, we’ll award three Tennessee students with $1,000 college scholarships. It’s a great way to get your students, baseball team, Vacation Bible School, and friends involved in the joy and adventure of reading.

As well, throughout the summer, we’ll post and host various Tennesseans for our weekly reading session on Facebook. Here are some of our favorite videos from last year.

We know the summer gets busy, but we also know the importance of reading comprehension, literacy, and vocabulary that comes from reading at least 20 minutes a day – even during the summer. We hope you’ll encourage all the Kindergarten – 12th graders you know to sign up at TristarReads.com and help them find their adventure in a book this summer.

For more information and rules of entry, please visit TristarReads.com.