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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS (022318) – EDUCATION FOUNDATION BATTLE OF THE BLUEBONNET

ODESSA, TEXAS/FEBRUARY 23, 2018 – THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND ECISD HOSTED THE 8TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BLUEBONNETS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT THE ICA COMMUNITY GYM AT THE ODESSA COLLEGE SPORTS CENTER. THIS IS A LITERACY PROGRAM THAT INVOLVES ALL TWENTY-EIGHT ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES. TWENTY-FIVE CAMPUSES PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT.

(CELESTE POTTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATON FOUNDATION-ODESSA, TEXAS)

“THE STUDENTS HAVE READ A MINIMUM OF FIVE OF THE NINETEEN TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD TITLES. SOME KIDS HAVE READ ALL NINETEEN OF THOSE STORIES. AND THEY’RE HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN A QUIZ SHOW TO TEST THEIR KNOWLEDGE OVER THE CONTENT OF THOSE BOOKS.”

THIS EVENT WAS STARTED AS A SMALL COMPETION AND HAS GROWN OVER AN EIGHT-YEAR PERIOD.

(CELESTE POTTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATON FOUNDATION-ODESSA, TEXAS)

“THIS STARTED OUT ACTUALLY AS A GRANT THAT A TEACHER WROTE TO THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION EIGHT YEARS AGO INVOLVING JUST THREE CAMPUSES AND IT’S EVOLVED INTO A DISTRICT WIDE LITERACY PROGRAM.”

THE TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, PICKS A SELECTION OF TITLES FROM THE TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD AND THE STUDENTS AND WILL CHOOSE WHAT AWARD TITLES TO READ. THE TWENTY-FIVE ECISD ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES COMPETED IN THE FINAL COMPETION OF THE BATTLE OF THE BLUEBONNETS.

(CELESTE POTTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATON FOUNDATION-ODESSA, TEXAS)

“THE KIDS WILL ANSWER TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NINETEEN BOOKS THAT THEY’VE READ AND AT THE END WE’LL HAVE A WINNER.”

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE BATTLE OF THE BLUEBONNET CONTACT: CELESTE POTTER AT THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AT 432-456-7059 OR CELESTE.POTTER@ECTORCOUNTYISD.ORG.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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