Global Reading Challenge: Roxhill in the finals too!

Last night we reported that West Seattle’s Sanislo Elementary made it into the citywide finals of the Seattle Public LIbrary‘s Global Reading Challenge, and then added the word this morning that Concord has too. Now we have word from Roxhill Elementarys head teacher Christopher Robert that Roxhill is also in the finals – he shares the photo above, and the report:

Roxhill joins Sanislo and Concord in representing West Seattle well in the Global Reading Challenge! Nine schools participated in one of the semifinals today. John Muir placed first, and Roxhill went into the lightning round with Graham Hill to be the second finalist from that semifinal round (after having gotten 29 out of 30 correct). Roxhill won the lightning round to advance, along with John Muir, to the finals on March 29! Also competing in this semifinal round was Gatewood, Highland Park, Wing Luke, Olympic Hills, Madrona, and Leschi. Way to go, Roxhill!

Roxhill’s representatives are Joshua, Salma, Shareena, Emily, Kelli, Jasmine, and Trinidy, photographed with the school’s Golden Apple Award-winning librarian Pat Bliquez. (P.S. Roxhill mom Lisa also asked us to be sure that the student coaches are credited too: Miarra, Mulualem and Crystal.) The finals are at the Central Library downtown on March 29th.

10 Replies to "Global Reading Challenge: Roxhill in the finals too!"

  • athena10 March 17, 2011 (11:33 pm)

    Way to go Roxhill!!! You can do it!!! :D!!!!

    GO BULLDOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa March 18, 2011 (12:03 am)

    We are so very proud of our team, they did an amazing job today. So looking forward to attending the City Finals and cheering Roxhill on!

    I would like to say a big thank you to Gatewood Elementary students who participated along with us today and after the challenge were very gracious in offering congratulations to our team.

    A big thank you to WSB for making this post and for correcting our daughters first name as well as adding the names of the student coaches, they are a part of our team and deserved recognition as well as the students who particpated in the challenge.

  • Jean March 18, 2011 (9:39 am)

    We’re so proud of our Roxhill Stars!

  • athena10 March 18, 2011 (11:13 am)

    Roxhill rocks.

  • Roxhill Dad March 18, 2011 (11:23 am)

    Good luck to our 5th graders in the finals…and great job getting there! (Congrats also to the other four Roxhill teams who competed in our school competition.)

  • Kelli Youngs March 18, 2011 (11:42 am)

    Thanks to my mom Lisa and Mr. Robert for getting this posted on the WSB! Thanks mom for getting my name correctly spelled!

    And thank you to the Gatewood students who cheered us on as we rode the bus together after the challenge.

  • Halyn March 19, 2011 (7:17 pm)

    My daughter is among the students in that picture. She was very excited and happy to see her picture on the WSB!

  • Craig Seasholes March 20, 2011 (2:23 pm)

    West Seattle is well represented with Roxhill and Sanislo readers in the Finals! Let’s show this city what great readers, and citizens we have by cheering for both teams!

  • Toni Myers March 21, 2011 (3:32 pm)

    Please do not forget Concord, another wonderful Global team headed to the Finals!

    • WSB March 21, 2011 (3:39 pm)

      Yes, we mentioned them in the previous story after hearing about that following word of Sanislo. So by my count, we have Concord, Roxhill, Sanislo – and we’ll be there to cover ’em all – TR

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