BHE sixth grader wins contest
Ken McLemore, Hope Public Schools

HOPE – A Hope sixth grade student outpaced students nationwide to win the Achieve3000 “Make the Break” holiday reading contest.

Jessica Chook, a Beryl Henry Elementary School student in Kristi Robbins’ class, was named the national reading winner in an email from Achieve3000, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Saki Dodelson.

“Jessica was selected from thousands of students as the winner of our annual winter holiday contest that was launched to encourage students to continue using the program over the holiday break and maintain the growth they worked so hard to achieve over the first semester,” Dodelson wrote.

Robbins said that during the two-week holiday break Jessica read 36 articles and completed a comprehension quiz about each article with an explanation of her answers.

“Jessica is an excellent student that is very dedicated to her education. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her,” Robbins said. “She excels in all subjects, and is the current Beryl Henry Spelling Bee winner.”

Dodelson said that Chook will be awarded a iPad for her win.