March Madness Reading Challenge kicks off at Glen-Worden

MARCH 10, 2017

READING IS SUPERB. Students held up those words and led the entire student body in a chant of the three words at the beginning of today’s pep rally kicking off the March Madness Reading Contest.

“The way to get really good at a skill is to practice it,” Diane Skibinski, speech pathologist at the school, told the group.

As students read this month, their progress will be logged on a chart outside the main office, said Maureen Palleschi, library media specialist.

Glen-Worden students started the program with a visit from basketball players from Scotia-Glenville and from Union College.

The Scotia-Glenville basketball players were Brendan Caldwell, Juliana Geniti and Mary Kate Palleschi.

The Union College players are Zachary Bouton, Aaron Gordon, Garrett Johnson, Shiraz Mumtaz and Mike Palleschi.

Each player did a layup, dunking a basketball in the gymnasium net.

The students asked the players some riveting questions:

  • What do you like most about being on a team? The teamwork because you play as a team
  • Do you have to work hard at school? Yes, it’s important to focus on your studies.
  • Whose your favorite author? Franklin Dixon, author of The Hardy Boys.
  • What’s your favorite childhood book character? Captain Underpants.
  • How did you get so tall? Eat my vegetables and drink milk.
  • Whose your favorite basketball hero? Shaquille O’Neal.

After the questions and answers, each class was presented with a placard with the name of a college basketball team from the March Madness Basketball Tournament.

Here are a few pictures from the rally. Click on the image to enlarge it.