Literary awareness raised in creative contest

Come spring, Wolf Creek Public Schools is launching a creative contest focused on building literacy awareness

Come spring, Wolf Creek Public Schools is launching a creative contest focused on building literacy awareness among students of all ages.

Cheryl Gascoyne, learning supports co-ordinator, gave a presentation to the board of trustees at its Tuesday, Jan. 20 meeting, outlining the idea of the contest and the need it derives from.

It is yet to be known what the contest will require the students to do.

She told the trustees the last year of education heavily focused on literacy. “And most of this is awareness. The next step is talking about a culture of literacy.”

That’s where the contest comes into play. “It’s just to get the students excited and aware of it,” said Gascoyne.

With a hope the trustees will help judge, the contest should begin in March with results announced in May.

To illustrate her point, Gascoyne showed the trustees a YouTube video post called All About Those Books, a music video parody from the wildly popular Meghan Trainor hit All About That Bass.

During the meeting no other decisions regarding the contest were made.