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 Tristar Reads Winners Close the Book on the Biggest Competition Yet

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) is excited to congratulate each participant in our annual Tristar Reads contest, including our four category winners!

This summer students combined to log nearly 273 thousand minutes reading in the contest including overall winner Jeffrey Stubblefield who spent more than 30 thousand minutes with a book! Jeffrey and three other students will all take home a $1,000 college scholarship for winning the following categories:

Overall Winner Jeffrey Stubblefield

4th grade at Belvoir Christian Academy in Chattanooga

Read 30,150 minutes

Elementary school student (K-4) Winner Griffin Harrison 

1st grade at Nashville Classical Charter School in East Nashville

Read 10,490 minutes

Middle school student (5-8) Winner Tallen Haag

6th grade homeschooler from Robertson County

Read 16,995 minutes

High school student (9-12)  Winner Sarah Collier

10th grade at Harpeth High School in Cheatham County

Read 17,220 minutes

“The amount of reading all participants in Tristar Reads did this summer is truly amazing and that’s especially true for our four winners,” said Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO Adam Lister. “We started Tristar Reads to provide a fun way for students to fight the summer slide and maintain their reading comprehension skills for the year ahead. This year’s participants took that challenge on and exceeded our expectations. Each will be better prepared for success in the classroom this fall.”

TSS created Tristar Reads in 2016 to invite all Tennessee students entering grades K-12 to spend at least 20 minutes each day reading a book.  Students participating in this year’s program logged reading minutes from May 31 to August 8, 2022. This is Stubblefield’s third Tristar Reads win and Collier has now won the contest five times.

Tennesseans for Student Success is a statewide network of parents and caregivers, teachers, community leaders, volunteers, and advocates dedicated to championing and supporting Tennessee’s students and their futures.

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