Upper Perk Reading Olympics Teams Earn Ribbons
Light the torch and cue the fanfare, two UPSD Reading Olympics teams competed this week–the middle school team on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and the 4th & 5th Grade team on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Well done to all participants!
Upper Perkiomen Middle School Reading Olympics
On Tuesday, the UPMS Reading Olympics team competed with 28 teams representing 16 different schools, both public and private, across Montgomery County. Overall, over 6000 students participate in the Reading Olympics program each year.
The UPMS Olympian Team was led by captains Madison Wheeler and Caroline Yaroshack. They competed well and earned a red second place ribbon, answering 37/50 questions correctly. Contributing members of the team were: Sienna Leidy, Lily Simmers, Madison Hicks, Colten Bowers, Brady Brown and Jason Marks.
The UPMS Gold Medalist Team was led by captain Wania Abdul and also earned a red second place ribbon, answering 39/50 questions correctly. They had a great second round, answering 20 questions in a row correctly. Contributing members were: Kaya Simmers, Abigail Bowers, Mara Petrucelli, Carter Zola, and Cecilia Hevener.
The competition was a great night of fun and excitement, and a wonderful learning experience for all involved. Mr. Joseph Dulin served as advisor/coach. The team offered a special thanks to the teacher volunteers: Mrs. Fluke, Mrs. Haff, Mrs. Miller and Ms. Reichley, as well as Mrs. Siegfried and all of the teachers who purchased and wore shirts in support of the team. They hope to return many participants next year and are already looking forward to competing again!
Upper Perkiomen 4th & 5th Grade Center Reading Olympics
What an exciting Thursday evening the 4th & 5th GC Reading Olympics team had! With about 3100 students and 500 teachers from 15 schools from around Montgomery County participating in Reading Olympics this year, you can see why participants were buzzing with enthusiasm.
The Upper Perkiomen Boundless Book Readers and the Page Turners were just 2 of 300 teams participating. For the Boundless Book Readers, lead by Caleb Miller, a red ribbon was their prize. Fifth graders Bailey Buso, Caroline Forte, Jazlynn Holt and fourth graders Aaron Berg, Max Thackray, Maxson Hashagen, Jacob Iero, Levi Eirich, and Archer Burks all were amazing support.
The Page Turners were led by captain Joseph Tompkins. Fifth graders Mason Hilbert and Ashlyn Roth along with fourth graders Dylan West, Netonna Uche-Okeke, Adalia Jaeger, Rebecca Rothermel, Carter Prego, Silas Simicek, and Brooke Smith all did a terrific back up for the team.
Bonnie Scott and Beth Avanzato served as Reading Olympics advisors/coaches. The team thanks Kim Diffenderfer and Brigid Bardman for representing as moderator and scorekeeper. They also thank the parents and Upper Perkiomen School community. The card so many signed wishing the teams good luck was received with awe! The support made the young, diligent readers feel like they could do anything.