Scholastic Books Fair

Graves Middle library No. 2 nationally

Graves County Middle School has earned one of four second-place prizes in the Scholastic Book Fairs Fall 2011 National Middle School Student Crew Contest, winning $1,000 in books and educational resources from Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. The school won the semi-annual competition by recruiting 30 students to the “Student Crew,” a team of middle school students who help plan, promote, and run a Scholastic Book Fair. Graves County Student Crew members adopted the theme “Reading State of Mind” and transformed their library into the Big Apple complete with a New York City skyline backdrop, taxicabs, a Statue of Liberty cutout, and an “I Heart Books” banner. The Crew even converted the cashier stand into a New York City hot dog stand. Pictured here, from left, are crew members (seated) Madelyn Dowdy, Jillian Winn, Brea Rollston, Sydney Anderson, Kinsey Roberts, Erica Holt, Alexis Watt, (kneeling) Maddie Green, Kacie Cavin, Brittany Vaughn, Audrie Lamb, Hannah Lamb, Amilyn Thurston, Kady Forsythe, Paitlyn Wyatt, Lexi Parks, (standing) Elizabeth Wiggins, Emily Taylor, Cassidy Sheppard, Lindsay Thomas, Lindsey Whitlock, Tori Riley, Paige Gossum, Macy Youngblood, Preston Wilferd, Becca Green, and Cecilia Stapleton. Kelly Locker is the school librarian. Graves County Middle School has placed at or near the top of the national book fair several times in recent years.

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