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Students Hopped Into Good Books During The 2024 Spring Reading Challenge

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May 03, 2024 -- Imagine reading nonstop for more than seven days. When done alone, a task of that magnitude seems insurmountable, but together, students around the District successfully did just that. 

During spring break, Columbus City Schools students participated in the Hop Into A Good Book! Scholastic LitPro Spring Reading Challenge. The challenge encouraged them to pick up a book during their week off from school. Students rose to the challenge and read a combined 10,227 minutes. 

Congratulations to all schools and students who participated in the spring challenge. Below are the top schools and students.

Spring Reading Challenge Top Schools

  • Columbus Africentric Early College

  • Cassady Elementary School

  • Cranbook Elementary School

Spring Reading Challenge Top Readers

  • Kadiatou T. (Grade K - Columbus Spanish Immersion)

  • Iman Z. (Grade 1 - Avalon Elementary School)

  • Koceila I. (Grade 2 - Valleyview Elementary School)

  • Noel K. (Grade 3 - Olde Orchard Elementary School)

  • Montrell N. (Grade 4 - Cassady Elementary School)

  • Tristan W. (Grade 5 - Columbus Africentric Early College)

  • Julian S. (Grade 6 - Hilltonia Middle School)

  • Akim M. (Grade 8 - Ridgeview Middle School)

The District’s Hop Into A Good Book! LitPro Reading Challenge gave students access to thousands of e-books for a fun week-long spring challenge. It’s part of the CCS Office of Literacy’s District-wide #TogetherWeReadCCS initiative.

To learn more about the Columbus City Schools #TogetherWeReadCCS initiative, visit

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