Thank you so much to Tom (AKA Tomfoolery) for sharing your time with our contest winners!
Reading Quest is excited to announce the winners of our Song, Rap and Poem Contest!
Reading Quest is excited to announce the winners of our Song, Rap and Poem Contest! Thank you to the Lensic Performing Arts Center for their incredible kindness and generosity. The winners were all filmed on the Lensic stage for our “Song, Rap and Poem Contest Celebration” film which will premiere on December 4th at 6:00pm on the Reading Quest Literacy Center You Tube channel. All winners and finalists received generous cash prizes and a zoom meeting with Tom Roberts, aka Tomfoolery, an internationally known young poet: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk7eaoHjnZ9LPODv_S7ZJhA) Thank you to our contest sponsor PNM for their generous support!
Grand Prize Winner: Noh Kaigziabiher (11th Grade at the Masters School) Poem “Shall I Pursue” inspired by The Great Gatsby
First Place Rap: Jhahlea Coleman “The Twilight Rap” inspired by the Twilightseries, written by Stephanie Meyer.
First Place Poem: Oz Leshem (10th grade at New Mexico School for the Arts) “Poem for a Teardrop” inspired by Bless Me, Ultima, written by Rudolfo Anaya.
First Place Song: Kaitlyn Vigil (11th grade at Pecos Connections Academy) “Without You” inspired by A Dog’s Way Home written by W. Bruce Cameron.
First Place Poem: Rosetta Uberuaga (7th grade at ATC) Poem inspired by Song for a Whale written by Lynne Kelly.
First Place Song: Nico Smith (7th grade at The Waldorf School) “Thunderclan is Doomed” song inspired by the Warrior series, written by Erin Hunter.
2nd Place Poem: Inez Castillo and Eden Jensen (6th grade at Amy Biehl) Their poem Wonder is inspired by the book Wonder, written by R.J Palacio.
First Place Poem: Malcolm Campbell (3rd Grade at Wood Gormley) Haiku poetry inspired by Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman.
First Place Song: Julia Ortega Catherine Courtney (5th Grade at Wood Gormley) Song inspired by the Emmie and Friends series by Terri Libenson.
First Place Poem: Fiona Pedersen: (2nd Grade at New Mexico School for the Deaf) Poem inspired by a Star Wars book.
First Place Song: Brielle Coriz (1st Grade at Eutimio “Tim” Salazar III Elementary) Song inspired by the Bad Guys series written by Aaron Blabey.
Second Place Poem: Aubrey Coriz (2nd Grade at Eutimio “Tim” Salazar III Elementary) Poem inspired by the Harry Potter Series written by J.K. Rowling.
Third Place Poem: Daniel Mendoza (2nd Grade at New Mexico School for the Deaf) Poem inspired by a Superman book.
Fourth Place Poem: Aspen Mohan-Litchfield (2nd Grade at New Mexico School for the Deaf) Poem “Dog Man” inspired by the Dog Man series, written by Dav Pilkey.
Song, Rap, Poem Contest!
Write a song, rap or poem about a book you read and loved!
Contest runs from August 20- October 20, 2020 For students in grades 1-12
WIN AMAZING PRIZES including CASH prizes ($500 for the Grand Prize), the chance to meet Tomfoolery AND perform at the Lensic Email your song, rap or poem to firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to 505-920-9709
Reading Quest & Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences joined forces for a Magical Dragon Halloween Parade!
"The facilitators truly demonstrated that joyful, engaged learning that occurs in person--and more importantly, true connection--*can* be achieved online/ in remote learning-- is a breakthrough experience and offering by Reading Quest! The passion, skillfulness, and *presence* of the training team was refreshing and raised the bar for what is possible in an online format. Brava!/Bravo! To be able to demonstrate that it is possible to connect, play, and share the "aliveness" many feel we have lost by communicating through screen was a significant gift. Thank you! -Local Teacher
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Thank you to everyone who helped make our Holiday Giveaway a success!
We gave away over 800 books and toys, clothes and books to all of our Reading Quest kids and their siblings.