Students read thousands of minutes during Winter Reading Contest

As part of Garland ISD’s ongoing Literacy for Life initiative, the district challenged students to read at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days over Winter Break using myON—an online platform that allows free access to thousands of digital books in English and Spanish. GISD’s dedicated students did not disappoint, reading a collective 357,099 minutes from Dec. 21-Jan. 9. Five campuses and eight students were recognized as victors, each receiving awesome prizes the week of Jan. 13. 

See a list of the myON Winter Reading Contest campus and student winners below. 

Top schools, based on minutes read per student

  • Spring Creek Elementary School
  • Armstrong Elementary School
  • Hudson Middle School
  • Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence
  • Kimberlin Academy for Excellence

Kindle Fire HD and $15 Amazon Gift Card winners

  • Joselyn Bernal, sixth-grader at Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science
  • Nohin Selastin, second-grader at Hillside Academy for Excellence

$50 Cinemark Movies Gift Card winner

  • Manuel Valdez, 11th-grader at Sachse High School

$35 Barnes & Noble Gift Card winner

  • Gerardo Duron, first-grader at Luna Elementary School 

$25 Amazon Gift Card winners

  • Phaolo Le, fifth-grader at Spring Creek Elementary School
  • Craven Small, third-grader at Armstrong Elementary School
  • Rohan Koduvath, sixth-grader at Austin Academy for Excellence
  • Lilyan Dibbeh, eighth-grader at Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School