Six Henley Middle School seventh graders made the trek to Mountain View High School in Stafford March 23 to compete in the second annual Literacy Explosion sponsored by the Virginia Association of Teachers of English. Students create a digital project that promotes a favorite book and encourages others to read it. Students present their projects and are then interviewed by a panel of judges.
Henley students competed in the book cover and book trailer categories and went up against middle schoolers from the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and northern Virginia areas.
Three students brought home awards. Jacob Chang- Rascle garnered first place honors in the book trailer category with a video that promoted The Lord of the Rings. Abby Boitnott took second place in the book trailer category, and Meg Richey claimed second in the book cover category. Meg created her project along with classmate Elizabeth Fabiano, who was unable to attend the competition.