Whiz Kid: Nicolette Hood
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.
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