We also had a special guest, Mark Wabschall, speak at our awards assembly. Mark lives next door to BPE students Avery and Evelyn Bell, and his wife was formerly executive director of BookSpring. Dressed in his Cat in the Hat garb, he told us more about how the money students raised goes to benefit the greater Austin community.
While each bobcat who contributed to Read-A-Thon received prizes, we also had a few students who went the extra mile to read the most pages, minutes, and raise the most money. This year's individual award winners were:
- Top Reader in Minutes: Siena Rhodes
- Top Reader in Pages: Thrace Startzell
- Top Fundraising Class: Mrs. Wellman's 3rd Graders
- Top Fundraising Student: Sydni Phillips
Thank you so much to all who donated and read in honor of the BookSpring Read-A-Thon this year! Your generosity is what makes BPE such a special community!