Fourth- and fifth-graders from Greenwood and Broadview-Thomson elementary schools comprise two of the nine teams competing in the finals of Seattle’s Global Reading Challenge from 7-8 p.m. next Tuesday, March 24, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, in the Microsoft Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The other schools competing are: Bryant Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Dearborn Park International School, BF Day Elementary, Leschi Elementary, Orca Elementary and West Seattle Elementary.
The Global Reading Challenge started at the Library in 1995 with just 27 students. Now, more than 3,000 fourth- and fifth-graders from more than 54 Seattle Public Schools participate.
To compete in the Global Reading Challenge, fourth- and fifth-graders work together on teams and read 10 books from November to early February, when they are quizzed on the books during the in-school challenges. The winning team from each school proceeds to the semi-finals, and the winner for each semi-final advances to the City Final Challenge.