Whiz Kid of the Week: Nicolette Hood

Hillsmere Elementary second grader takes her interest in reading to the top of the school's Chessie Reading Program.

Whiz Kid: Nicolette Hood

Grade: Second

School: Hillsmere Elementary

Accomplishment: Nicolette is the top reader for Hillsmere Elementary School's Chessie Reading Program. She read 141 books this year, far beyond any previous total. Chessie is a reading program for first through third graders. Students read throughout the year and move up the ranks of the specialized reading program.

Those who read 25 books earn a gold medal.

“Nicky went above and beyond what was required of her,” Denise Augustine, the school’s librarian, said in an email. “She is not only an avid reader, she is a joy to have in class. She is a hard worker and has a positive attitude.”

She received top honors at an awards celebration last week. In addition to her gold medal, Nicolette also received a gift certificate to a local bookstore.

Other Interests: Nicolette also plays soccer, lacrosse and is a swimmer.

“She is a well rounded girl,” Augustine said.

Nominated by: Denise Augustine, Hillsmere Elementary school librarian.

Do you know a Whiz Kid in Greater Annapolis who deserves to be recognized? E-mail john.wilfong@patch.com.

Jennifer Nicolini June 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself. Have a great summer.
Yaritza Edstrom June 16, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Wow ! That is so wonderful Nicki.
Steffani mykins June 17, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Great job Nicki!


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