• A team from Bellefonte Elementary School wins first place in 2019 regional reading competition

    readingA team of students from Bellefonte Elementary School took home a first-place trophy at this year’s Elementary Reading Competition through Central Intermediate Unit No. 10. The competition on March 23 was held at Bald Eagle Area Middle and High School.

    Six teams represented Bellefonte Area School District in the competition. Each team won at least one round, and two teams from Marion-Walker Elementary School also won third-place trophies.

    According to the CIU, a reading competition is held each spring for students in fourth- through sixth-grade within its district. As a partner of the state Department of Education, CIU No. 10 provides support for 12 public school districts, four charter schools, nine private schools and three career technical schools in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties.

    During the reading competition, students were given the chance to compete against each other in teams in attempt to answer the most questions about the books they have read during the school year. A list of nearly 50 books was made available in the fall. The winner was determined by the cumulative scores in three rounds of competition.

    The top three winning teams received trophies.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD