GT Program Hosts Literary Fair


Kilana Baird

The literary fair took place Feb. 7 in the library.

Kilana Baird, Reporter

The Literary Fair was hosted in the library Feb. 7. The event consisted of students reading their choice of book and placing the gathered information on tri-folds. 

Intending on getting students to take reading outside of the classroom, the Literary fair was open to all students. 

The Literary Fair is a gifted and talented sponsored event that encourages students to read outside of school assignments and develop a product to demonstrate their enjoyment of books,” GT Facilitator Shea Moyer said. 

 Along with the educational aspects of the fair, many personal benefits are offered to those who participate. 

“If students complete [two out of the three fairs offered] within the same year, they can be recognized as a Distinguished Scholar,” Moyer said. “Which can be used for any applications for admissions and scholarships.”  

The Literary Fair also gave the participants a chance to explore new genres of literature that they may not have read before. 

‘The book I chose to read was called Guts by Gary Paulson, and I enjoyed reading it a lot,” freshman Zimri Vergara said. “It showed all of the bravery the author had to face within the world.”

Teachers encouraged students to participate and involve themselves in a literature event outside of the classroom.

“Students that are not labeled GT may also participate and be recognized,” Moyer said. “Many teachers that encourage participation will offer various extra credit options in their classes.  These are at the teacher’s discretion.”