2012 readathon

2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

The results are in for the 2012 “Book A Trip” Read-A-Thon sponsored by Howdy Honda! The competition was fierce, and the results from the top three schools were close, but the final tabulations are as follows:

• $138,995 raised by 2,100 readers
• 1,500,000 pages logged
• Gullett Elementary Earns Top Fundraising School Trophy followed by Bridge Point and Casis Elementary

With much determination, the Gullett Geckos reclaimed the trophy, and had their best Read-A-Thon to date. Keeping with this year’s theme “Book A Trip,” and making good on a challenge, Gullett Read-A-Thon coordinator and librarian, Kay Gooch has booked herself a trip – to the school rooftop. Ms. Gooch will be on the rooftop of Gullett Elementary on April 13th at 6:45 a.m. to welcome students to school, followed by an awards ceremony.

When asked about the Read-A-Thon, Kay said the families and the students of Gullett make her job easy. “The children are so “on fire” with the Read-A-Thon! I think with our encouragement and what they have learned at home, helping others is a natural way of being! They are thrilled to know that they are helping other students’ right here in Austin.”

Thank you and congratulations to all the students, parents and faculty from the 28 area schools who came along for the ride and arrived at their destination safely. This trip would not have been as much fun without you! Your support has helped provide books to thousands of children in the Greater Austin area who otherwise would not have books!

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