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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Northwestern Lehigh School District Team, Lynx, included Kira Jobman, Nathaniel Smolinsky, Becca Schuler, Jordan Allen, Zackary Hassan (standing behind Jordan), Rachel Eck, and Shannon Green.PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVES Northwestern Lehigh School District Team, Lynx, included Kira Jobman, Nathaniel Smolinsky, Becca Schuler, Jordan Allen, Zackary Hassan (standing behind Jordan), Rachel Eck, and Shannon Green.PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVES
Northern Lehigh Middle School’s team “Readers of Unusual Sarcasm” took first prize. Team members were Kylie Grozier, Victoria Hanna, Kasia Dos Santos, Gabriella Hanna, Adam Pender, Reece Johnson, Lauren Nichols, Jasmine Silvestri, Delaney Szwast, Dailani Pagan-Acosta, Rileigh Seaman and Hope Fine. Northern Lehigh Middle School’s team “Readers of Unusual Sarcasm” took first prize. Team members were Kylie Grozier, Victoria Hanna, Kasia Dos Santos, Gabriella Hanna, Adam Pender, Reece Johnson, Lauren Nichols, Jasmine Silvestri, Delaney Szwast, Dailani Pagan-Acosta, Rileigh Seaman and Hope Fine.

Northwestern Middle School competes at reading contest

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in School

With team names like “Chapter Raptors” and the “Novel Nifflers,” 253 area middle school students organized into 21 teams competed April 11 at Lower Macungie Middle School for top honors in reading comprehension at the Reading Olympics.

Organizers gave each team a list of 45 books to read.

Northwestern Lehigh School District Team, Lynx, included Kira Jobman, Nathaniel Smolinsky, Becca Schuler, Jordan Allen, Zackary Hassan, Rachel Eck, and Shannon Green.

Team “Columbian Book Weasels” from Orefield Middle School placed second.

Each member of the team received a copy of “Refugee” by Alan Gratz.

English Language Arts Teacher Robin Roberts sponsored the team.

Team “Readers of Unusual Sarcasm” of Slatington’s Northern Lehigh Middle School placed first in the competition, while the “Weatherly Wreckers” from Weatherly Area Middle School placed third.

First, second and third place winners received a set of new books as the team prize.

There is no state or higher level of competition.

Eyer Middle School’s “Eye Reads Team 1” placed fourth and fifth place honors went to team “Book Bandits —Heist No. 2” from St. Joseph the Worker.