August 23, 2022
|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.