East Clinton High School students signed up to decorate a cake — and many more activities — in the ECHS library based on a Young Adult book for Teen Read Week “Unleash Your Story” Oct. 8-13.
Judges were looking for Most Creative, Most True to the Book, and Best Craftsmanship.
The winners are:
• Most Creative: Isabella Walters with Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
• Best Craftsmanship: Gillian Morgan with 100 Days by Nicole McInnes
• Most True to Book: Sydney Michael with Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and Runner up: Victoria Goodman with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
Other EC activities for the week have included:
• Submit a Summary. Submit a summary of your favorite book to be publish in the Wilmington News Journal.
• Match the Selfie to the Shelfie. Student try to match the selfie of teachers to the book “shelfie” in their rooms.
• Caught Reading. Students and teachers can submit selfies of themselves “Caught reading” for fun to our social media pages and to the library to be posted on the Caught Reading board.
• Our Fablab will be hosting a fun with chemistry session on Wednesday. We’ll be learning the chemistry involved in making marshmallows!
• Vote for Your Favorite Book to Movie. The winning Book to Movie will be shown Wednesday after school. Popcorn and pop will be served.
• Vote For the Teens Top Ten
Below are book summaries written by two students:
Faith Fetters: “My favorite YA book is Inkheart. Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her dad who repairs books for a living can ‘read’ characters to life when one of those characters abducts them. At the same time Meggie discovers that her mother, who she thought had passed away, was accidentally “read” into a book by her father! Now she must try to understand her father’s ability as they run from the villains straight out of horror stories, and deal with her own strange abilities.
“This YA book is my favorite because I first read it in elementary school, and the story has never left me. I’ve read it many times since then, and every time I fall back in love with the characters. It’s a timeless fantasy classic.”
Mikala Runk: “My favorite YA book is Illuminae. This book is about two mega corporations in a battle for the planet Kerenza. The only problem is, no one on the planet knows. As their planet is destroyed, Ezra and Kady form an unlikely relationship as they try to survive a mutating plague, a psychotic battleship, and death itself.
“This YA book is my favorite because it is told through a series of hacked documents which include emails, military files, medical files, security footage and more. This is a trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.”
Thanks to Pam Earley of the East Clinton Media Center for providing this story and photos.