Dec. 17, 2015
THE FLATS – The winners of Georgia Tech’s Jacket 2 Jacket reading program sponsored by Georgia United Credit Union will be recognized at the Yellow Jacket’s game on Friday against Alabama. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. vs. the Crimson Tide.
The Jacket 2 Jacket reading program is an initiative sponsored by the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team to promote and encourage children to learn through reading. New additions to this year’s program include a new logo, more prizes and a program refresh which were made possible by Georgia United Credit Union’s sponsorship.
“Georgia United Credit Union is committed to community partnerships and we are proud to sponsor the Jacket 2 Jacket reading program,” said Debbie Smith, CEO of Georgia United Credit Union.
Eligible participants for the Jacket 2 Jacket program include elementary and middle school students (grades K-8th) and classrooms in metro Atlanta. All eligible participants and winners will receive a Georgia United goodie bag as well as entrance into a drawing for prizes and enjoy a pregame pizza party. Program winners will be recognized at the Yellow Jackets’ game against Alabama and will receive class room visits from the Yellow Jackets in the spring.
The participating schools this year read more than one million pages during the month long program that ran from October 1st to November 1st. This year’s participating schools were Sandtown Middle School, Charles Drew Charter School (Junior and Senior Academy), Still Elementary School, The Main Street Academy, Milford Elementary School, Harper Elementary School, Inman Middle School, Hollydale Elementary School and Smitha Middle School.
Below are the Jacket 2 Jacket winners for this season:
Kindergarten – Natalie Johnson (The Main Street Academy) @ 3,376 pages
1st Grade – Dalton Ngo (Still Elementary School) @ 1,263 pages
2nd Grade – Gracelyn Carman-Griffith (The Main Street Academy) @ 1,860 pages
3rd Grade – Tie: Matthew Moore & Christian Moore (Hollydale Elementary School) @ 23,357 pages
4th Grade – Max Jackson-Gillihan (Still Elementary School) @ 2,122 pages
5th Grade – Rajiyah Muhammed (The Main Street Academy) @ 9,013 pages
6th Grade – Annie Laster (Inman Middle School) @ 13,524 pages
7th Grade – Safia Read (Inman Middle School) @ 7,396 pages
8th Grade – Jordan Moore (Smitha Middle School) @ 29,417 pages
Kindergarten – Ms. Harris (The Main Street Academy) @ 6,190 pages
1st Grade – Ms. Kim (The Main Street Academy) @ 3,413 pages
2nd Grade – Ms. Dalide (The Main Street Academy) @ 8,720 pages
3rd Grade – Ms. Royal (The Main Street Academy) @ 7,034 pages
4th Grade – Joi Cox (Still Elementary School) @ 9,756 pages
5th Grade – Ms. Reed (The Main Street Academy) @ 38,319 pages
6th Grade – Mrs. Todd (Inman Middle School) @ 23,474 pages
7th Grade – Mrs. Miller (Inman Middle School) @ 22,283 pages
8th Grade – Ms. Hurt (Inman Middle School) @ 17,299 pages
Elementary – Tie: Matthew Moore & Christian Moore (Hollydale Elementary School) @ 23,357 pages
Middle School – Jordan Moore (Smitha Middle School) @ 29,417 pages
Elementary – The Main Street Academy @ 115,495 pages
Middle School – Inman Middle School @ 473,481