Cherokee County School District middle and high school students recently placed at the Tome Literacy Society’s State competition!
Tome is a National organization dedicated to promoting “multiple literacies among fourth- through 12th-grade students across the United States through: service; collaboration; competition-based club activities; and clean, entertaining, encouraging literature. All activities promote self-esteem, leadership skills, strong values, and nurture critical thinking, creativity, and imagination in the digital age.”
Students work all school year on projects and papers to submit for Tome competition based on books read from a list of 20 books called the “It List.” Some competitions, such as Reading Bowl and Book Talk, are held during the TomeCon annual conference, with other projects submitted digitally in advance.
CCSD students who placed at State are:
Creekview High School
Erin Franchini - First Place: Book Print Video; First Place: Tome Worthy Nomination; Third Place: “It List” Fan Art; Inducted into the National Tome Honor Society
Sponsor: Nan Lanford, CVHS Media Specialist
River Ridge HS
Alicia Mazzurra – First Place: Book Trailer.
Grace Pfohl: Inducted into the National Tome Honor Society; Tome Society Service Award
Sponsor: Keara Rubin, RRHS Media Specialist.
Third Place - Chapter of the Year
First Place - Chapter Digital Scrapbook
Team Members: Abby George, Lux Jordan-Thunderrock, Isabelle Torek and Elaine Williams
Second Place - Reading Bowl (Teams can consist of 5 members)
Single Team Member: Abby George
Third Place – Library Video
Team Members: Abby George and Elaine Williams
Abby George – First Place: Techfolio; Second Place: Book Print Video; Second Place: App Creation
Isabelle Torek – First Place: Graphic Novel; Third Place “It List” Fan Art.
Abby George and Elaine Williams were inducted into the Tome Honor Society.
Sponsor: Elease Franchini, SHS Media Specialist
Second Place – Best Tome T-Shirt Design 2018
Team Members: Reagan Bower, Abigail Bracewell, Brinson Chesnut, Caleb Christian, Kathryn Cline, Ansley Gulledge, Emma Howell, Karter Johnson, Reagan Johnson, Lauren Kinney, Sarah McEachern, Liam McKinney, Grace McPherson, Randy Perez-Perez, Mackenzie Rodriguez, Ella Sauls, Lucas Sauls, Finnegan Sheldon, Skylar Smiley, Olivia Stegos, Mia Tang, Kathryn Volz, Kaitlyn Williams
Third Place – Reading Bowl Middle School Competition
Team Members: Reagan Bower, Abigail Bracewell, Brinson Chesnut, Emma Howell, Lauren Kinney, Sarah McEachern, Grace McPherson, Ella Sauls, Lucas Sauls, Skylar Smiley, Kathryn Volz, Kaitlyn Williams
Grace MacPherson - First place: Poetry Project, Third place: Book Talk
Caleb Christian - Second place: Book Blog
Katie Volz - Third place: Theme Essay
Sponsors: Beth DuLong and Graham Penniman, TMS Teachers
Abigail Hallman - Second Place: Techfolio
Ethan Heggen - Third Place: Book Print Video
Leann Cwieka - Third Place: “It List” Fan Art
Sponsor: Wendy Cope, Media Specialist
The students and their sponsors were recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the Board’s May 3 meeting.