Zachary High School students are getting rewarded for reading thanks to the school’s Accelerated Reader program.
School officials recently honored 180 Accelerated Reader star readers after the students met all three program goals during the most recent grading period.
Library Media Specialist Christina Knight says participation in the Accelerated Reader program is 10 percent of a student’s grade in regular and honors English classes in ninth through 11th grades.
Each student has three goals to achieve in the Accelerated Reader program — average percent correct, points and average book level, Knight said.
The grading system also encourages students to monitor their three goals. Average percent correct is achieved by improving reading comprehension and literacy skills.
To achieve success in the program, students engage in Reading Empowers All Learners, the sustained silent reading program at Zachary High.
“REAL is making an impact at ZHS,” Knight said. “To enhance the school’s literacy efforts and the Accelerated Reader program, REAL provides time for students to read and accomplish their AR goals during other classes.”
Each day, students are allotted 15 minutes to read, Knight said.
Zachary High students were recognized for their success at a lunch reception hosted by the school’s library Jan. 13.
Honored as stars of Accelerated Reader were Aasha Henderson, Aayanah Cola, Abrieal Eubanks, Adren Whitfield, Aidan Hill, Aimee Boothe, Akira Grant, Allegra Slaughter, Amin Washington, Amisa Washington, Ariane Dent, Arison Coker, Ashley Coco, Austin Etue, Autumn Davis, Avery Long, Bailey Malveaux, Baylie Odom, Bennett Hernandez, Blair Blackledge, Bradley Marler, Brady Bennett, Brady Cash, Brandon Washington, Brea Bonin, Briana Picou, Brice Bohannon, Bryce Giannobile, Caelyn Zeno, Caiden Albert, Caleb Whetstone, Camryn Cannon, Cara Obert, Carroll Gunter, Catherine Halphen, Chad Mason, Charles Albert, Christopher Foreman, Christopher Giddens, Christopher Guillot, Christopher Travis, Cody Aiken, Cole Varnado, Connor Maloy, Courtney Baker, Courtney Tate, Dameon Jackson, Daniel Hilburn, Danielle Going, De’Adra Mitchell, Delaijah Ferguson, De’Nyshia Williams, Devin Simon, Diamond Dunbar, Diamonte Hall, Dina Dinh, Dominick Thomas, Dominique Ferguson, Donald Peroyea, Dreona Clayton, Elliot Whatley, Emery Stovall, Emily Casadaban, Emily Hunt, Emma Chaney, Ethan Daigle, Faith Bienemy, Gabrielle Lillie, Garret Meaux, Garvin Pittman, Gavin Guillory, Gregory Thompson, Hailey Fisher, Hannah Borg, Hannah Dixon, Hannah Glynn, Hannah Pomeroy, Hayden Miller and Hunter Smith.
And, Ja’Briel White, Jake O’Brien, Ja’Keela Lathers, Janie O’Connor, Jara Lockhart, Jasmine Smith, Jayla Gilmore, J’Dee Maness, Jene’t Campbell, Jeremiah Brown, Jershara Huggins, Jesse Brown, Joel Cavalier, John Goss, John Square, John Wales, Jordan Miller, Jori Gardner, Joseph Popillion, Josiah Town, Kaitlynn White, Kaleigh Smith, Karli Hall, Katheryn Young, Kaylan Caines, Kaylie Von Kanel, Ke’Shaun Brown, Keshawn Sullivan, Kiandralyn Coco, Kiera Sulcer, Kiersten London, Kirsten Hurst, Klaytin Webb, Kortni Pierre, Krislyn Bourgeois, Kyla D’Arensbourg, Kyle Dousay, Kyle Hostetler, Laney Davis, Lauren Taylor, Lauryn Langley, Lee Brinkhaus, Lee Henderson, Lexie Guidry, Louis Rincon and Luke Rider.
And, Madeline Brown, Madeline Elbert, Madelynn Johnson, Makenna Tunstall, Makenzie Cranford, Mallory Charlet, Marian Johnson, Mary Kathryn Kliebert, Mckenzie Sullivan, Michael Newman, Michael Simmons, Michael Wall, Michelle Wallis, Miranda Albarez, Miranda Pierce, Morgan Beard, Morgan Peairs, Myeisha Anderson, Myia Webb, Natalee Dunning, Nathan Ward, Nicole Thibodaux, Paola Granados, Quran Coleman, Rachel Borg, Raegan Williams, Raven Lee, Reagan Rispone, Reginald Breckenridge, Reid Saari, Richard Dang, Robert Burke, Robert Jordan, Ryan Valentine, Sarah Landry, Sheyane Anaya, Skyler Shaw, Stefani McLain, Steven Lavinghouse, Symone’ Jackson, Talor Barnes, Tamira Johnson, Taniesha Banks, Tanner Plitt, Tayla Jefferson, Terry Sullivan, Tierra Williams, Trellesia Perry, Trenton Lloyd, Trinity McCord, Tyler Foote, Tyler Jackson, Tyler Teekel, Victoria Elbert and Zuri Jenkins.