Students tackle more
than 3 million pages, raise more than $100,000 in annual Read-A-Thon
More than 3.5 million
pages were read by Chino Valley students during the week-long Read-A-Thon sponsored in
March by Citizens for Kids Educational Foundation. And Hidden Trails Elementary
School in Chino Hills recaptured the top trophy as the school that read the
most pages per student.
This year’s event raised
$103,453. This is the first time in the fundraiser’s 10-year history that it
has toppled the $100,000 mark, according to Chino Valley Unified School
District Board member Sylvia Orozco, who is a long time member of the
Foundation and founded the Read-A-Thon. Grand totals in previous years ranged
from $62,000 to $97,000, Mrs. Orozco said.
The Foundation’s purpose
is to supplement the regular funding Chino Valley schools receive.
The Read-A-Thon has now
raised approximately $853,000 for the schools, Mrs. Orozco said.
This year, Wickman
Elementary School raised the most pledges, $15,244. Following closely behind,
was Cal Aero Preserve Academy’s elementary students at nearly $12,000.
Proceeds from this
year’s Read-A-Thon were awarded at the May 7 Chino Valley Unified School
District Board meeting to participating schools, based on the money raised at
the respective campuses.
Also winning awards that
night were the students who took in the most pledges at their schools. They
each received a $100 gift card to one of three stores: Target, Barnes &
Noble Book Store, or Walmart.
Hidden Trails sixth
grader Ria Patel collected the most money, $1,500. She has also been a top
fundraiser in several previous Read-A-Thons.
Students garnering the
most pledges and their schools are:
Ruby Landeros, Borba Fundamental School; Emily Darrington,
Briggs Fundamental School; Mitchell McAnany, Butterfield Ranch Elementary
School; Cameron Cosico, Cal Aero Preserve Academy (elementary level); Bryden
Halstead, Cattle Elementary School; Dylan Ellorin Blackburn, Chaparral
Madison Ramirez, Cortez Elementary School; Alexis Villamil,
Country Springs Elementary School; Isabella Avila, Levi Dickey Elementary
School; Emma Jesse, Dickson Elementary School; Steven Huang, Eagle Canyon
Elementary School; Shayne Smith, Glenmeade Elementary School;
Ria Patel, Hidden Trails Elementary School; Sebastian
Samayoa, Liberty Elementary School; Malia Ishibashi, Litel Elementary School;
Xenia Montgomery, Marshall Elementary School; America Aguayo, Newman Elementary
School; Isaiah Wade, Oak Ridge Elementary School;
Jay Mulvihill, Rhodes Elementary School; Hannah Mirasol,
Rolling Ridge Elementary School; Juredmie Gonzalez Rodriguez; Walnut Avenue
Elementary School; Phoenix Bruun, Wickman Elementary School; Victoria Prouty,
Cal Aero Preserve Academy (junior high level); Kenli Wong, Canyon Hills Junior
Colum O’Brien, Magnolia Junior High; Abel Diaz, Ramona
Junior High; Suzanne Dickerson, Townsend Junior High; and Faith DeJong, Woodcrest
addition, classes that read the most pages at each school won a pizza party
from Citizens for Kids Educational Foundation.
A traveling trophy was presented to Hidden Trails
Elementary School in Chino Hills as the school with the most pages read per
capita: 424.86 for each of its 503 students. Hidden Trails also won the trophy in 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Hidden Trails and
Wickman Elementary School, also in Chino Hills, have been battling it out for
the trophy since the fundraiser
began in 2006. Wickman won the prize in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.
Canyon Hills Junior High
received the junior high trophy for the most pages read at that grade level,
per capita: 266.26 pages for each of its 1,152 students. Canyon Hills was also
the junior high champion last year.
The trophies are awarded on pages read per capita
to give schools with fewer students and lower donations a chance at the top
The number of pages read
at each school site ranged from 18,000 pages to 350,000 pages, Mrs. Orozco
The schools and the average
number of pages each of their students read are: Borba,100.07; Briggs
Fundamental, 145.76; Butterfield Ranch, 176.52; Cal Aero Preserve Academy
(elementary level), 268.83; Cattle, 298.85; Chaparral, 292.54; Cortez, 33.29;
Country Springs, 394.05; Dickey, 86.51; Dickson, 126.09; Eagle Canyon,154.83;
Glenmeade, 146.47; Hidden Trails, 424.86; Liberty, 193.23; Litel, 375.69; Marshall,
67.63; Newman, 135.45; Oak Ridge,194.32; Rhodes, 187.39; Rolling Ridge, 222.85;
Walnut, 79.30; Wickman, 373.36; Cal Aero Preserve Academy junior high level),
92.52; Canyon Hills, 266.25; Magnolia, 136.66; Ramona, 71.24; Townsend, 161.98;
and Woodcrest, 46.85.