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Sumter Middle kicks off focus on literacy with community readers

AMERICUS — Sumter County Middle School celebrated a wonderful Literacy Kickoff! The goal of the event was to promote reading throughout the school and explain the importance of becoming life-long learners. The week was filled with engaging reading activities to promote a love for reading.
On Monday, students participated in a poetry contest and created Diamante Poems on a chosen topic. Tuesday, students used their creative talents to create personal bookmarks for use while reading. During the lunch period on Thursday, students tried their luck at Reading Bingo for prizes. The week of activities ended on Friday with Relax & Read.
Students were allowed to bring personal blankets, towels, or pillows to snuggle up and read a good book during their English-language arts classes. Community members as well as volunteers visited the school on Friday to read books with students and spread a wealth of knowledge to ensure their success in the future.
Sumter County Middle School thanks the following for their presence and support: Americus Police Department, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus Fire & Emergency Services, South Georgia Technical College, Georgia Southwestern State University Education Department and Baptist Student Union, Jennifer Robinson, and a host of others.

Americus Fire and Emergency Services and eighth-graders, Rosnice Williams, Tymia Williams, Ty’kessiana Angry, Joshua Laines and Caleb Beamon.

Americus Fire and Emergency Services and eighth-graders, Rosnice Williams, Tymia Williams, Ty’kessiana Angry, Joshua Laines and Caleb Beamon.

Eighth-grader Arkendra McRae and Brandi Lunneborg, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO.

Eighth-grader Arkendra McRae and Brandi Lunneborg, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO.