In addition to the individual challenge, students will represent their school in a special team competition for the third straight year. Through a donation from the Fisher Cats Foundation, the school with the highest percentage of students who complete the Reading Challenge will win a $3,000 grand prize. Two additional schools with the next highest percentage of completion will each win $1,000 prizes.
Last year, the Reading Challenge reached 55,000 students in nearly 150 schools, with ten schools generating 100-percent participation. Since its inception in 2007, more than 150,000 students have learned the importance of reading through the Fisher Cats and CCSNH.
The program is available free-of-charge to all schools in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. To book a presentation by Fungo and the Fisher Cats, or to receive the program information, contact the Fisher Cats Community Relations team at 603-641-2005.
Photo: Students at Danville Elementary School learn about the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge, presented by CCSNH, during an assembly with Fungo, the Fisher Cats’ mascot, on December 4.