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Soroptomist of Tahoe Sierra presents awards

Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra “On Your Way” award for May 2003 was presented on May 21 to St. Theresa students Jazzmyne Davis and Carlos Mendoza at a luncheon held in their honor.

Jazzmyne, a fourth-grader, said, “I like reading because I get to learn new things and new words. I enjoy reading more now because I’m getting the help I need and I want to work hard. I like the Wishing Tree books because they are fun and exciting to read.”

Danette Winslow, teacher at St. Theresa said, “Jazzmyne has really struggled with her reading for the last two years. During these difficulties she has never given up. She has risen to every challenge presented her and is reading at grade level now. Her perseverance should be celebrated.”

About Carlos, Winslow said, “Carlos has worked very hard on his reading skills this year. Mastering two languages has not been an easy task for him, but he has surmounted these obstacles. Carlos always has a positive attitude and doesn’t believe in giving up.”

About reading, the third-grade student said, “I like reading because you learn new words. You don’t watch too much TV because your mind is into reading.” When asked about his favorite book,

Carlos said, “I like the Harry Potter books because they use big words that I want to understand.”

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The “On Your Way” award is presented each month to elementary students who have worked very hard to improve his or her reading skills. Promoting literacy in youth is one of the missions of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. Each recipient receives a document of award, a $25 gift certificate for a bookstore and a special presentation at their school. Soroptimist also donates a book to the school library in the names of the award recipients.

Soroptimist wishes to congratulate Jazzmyne and Carlos on their achievement and wants to encourage all students, young and old, to keep reading.