WrestleMania Reading Challenge!
“Reading prepares you for being a successful adult in the real world. I wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for reading.” That’s what ECW Champion Matt Hardy, MVP, said when asked why World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is co-sponsoring the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.
Tweens and teens will write a letter to their favorite WWE Superstar that convinces the Superstar to read the tween/teen’s favorite book, and then submit it to their library for judging.
The WWE is tag teaming with the Young Adult Library Services Association, and approximately 1,000 libraries across the country to encourage teens to read. Tweens/teens can pick up an entry form at the second or third floor desks.
Lewiston Public Library staff will choose the best letter submitted from each age group—grade 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. A panel of national judges will choose 18 finalists, seven from each grade category and representing different regions of the country. These finalists win a trip to WrestleMania 29 in East Rutherford, NJ.
The 5th through 6th grade winners will go on to compete for the title of WrestleMania Reading Challenge Tween World Champion. The 7th through 8th grade winners will go on to compete for the title of WrestleMania Reading Challenge Junior World Champion. The 9th through 12th grade winners will go on to compete for the title of WrestleMania Reading Challenge Senior World Champions.
The challenge begins October 15th and runs through November 15, 2012. Sign up now!
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