Arbuckle students win grand prize in national reading challenge

Epic!, a leading digital media brand for kids, challenged classrooms across the country to read a total of seven million books for Epic!’s Spring Into Reading Challenge from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 4. Classrooms read a total of 7,399,783 books in the five-day challenge, surpassing the goal!

Every elementary school class that collectively read at least 50 books on Epic! during the challenge earned an exclusive Epic! Reading Challenge Certificate to display in their classrooms. The top 20 classes with the most books read also won a class ice cream party, plus six-month home subscriptions to Epic! and an exclusive Epic! swag pack.

The Spring into Reading Challenge is Epic!’s most ambitious reading contest to date. During the winter, Epic! hosted the Blizzard of Books Reading Challenge with more than six million books read in total.

Grand prize winners span the nation and include classrooms in the following schools:

• Spaulding Elementary School, Lamar, SC
• Aurora Elementary School, Aurora, IN
• KIPP Valiant Community Prep, East Palo Alto, CA
• Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary, Ferris, TX
• Arbuckle Elementary School, Arbuckle, CA
• Dieterich Elementary, Dieterich, IL
• Wildomar Elementary, Wildomar, CA
• Guth Elementary School, Perkasie, PA
• Linden Elementary School, Linden, NJ
• Hudsonville Christian School, Hudsonville, MI
• St. Paul Lutheran School, Stover, MO
• Encinal Elementary, Encinal, TX
• Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville, NY
• Medary Elementary, Brookings, SD
• Sommer Elementary, Austin, TX
• St. John’s School, Houston, TX
• Foley Intermediate School, Foley, AL
• Hinckley Elementary School, Hinckley, MN
• Callison Elementary, Round Rock, TX
• Fairview Elementary, Fairfield, CA

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners and all of the amazing Epic! readers!
Epic!’s award-winning subscription service provides kids unlimited access to 25,000 curated, high-quality books and videos. Reaching over five million children through its network, Epic! encourages kids to explore their interests and learn in a fun, safe, and kid-friendly environment. To support reading and teachers in the classroom, Epic! for Educators is completely free for elementary school teachers and school librarians. Now used in 87% of U.S. elementary schools, teachers use Epic! to support learning across a variety of subjects, from reading and literacy, to history, geography, the arts, science, and math.■