The 2009 Reading Achievement Awards were given out Feb. 19 to recognize students chosen by individual school committees for significant reading improvement. The dinner and ceremony were held at Central High School. Here are the honored students:
Wende Bosset, Springstead High School; Cierra Woods, Nature Coast Technical High School; Omer Elfaituri, Hernando High School; and Charles Nunez, Central high School.
Christianna Mony, West Hernando Middle School; Shannon Scoggins, Powell Middle School; Krystal Davila, Fox Chapel Middle School; Tiffany Leslie, Explorer K8; Daniele Goralski, Explorer K8; Lark Napier, D.S. Parrott Middle School; Eion Keiper, Challenger K8; and Jarid Marinaro, Challenger K8.
Christen Bourguignon, Westside Elementary School; Anthony Cusati, Suncoast Elementary School; Jansen Irizarry, Spring Hill Elementary School; Kierstin Doyle, Pine Grove Elementary School; Jasmine Williams, Moton Elementary School; Christopher Martinez, J.D. Floyd K8; and Ryan Schubert, J.D. Floyd K8.
Denetrice Feagins, Eastside Elementary School; Vincent Ferry, Deltona Elementary School; Bailey Buffardi, Chocachatti Elementary School; Jac'Quavius Jones, Brooksville Elementary School; and Rose Jones, HEART Literacy.
The event was sponsored by HEART Literacy, the Hernando County Education Foundation, Junior Service League, Hernando County Schools, Reading Coaches, the St. Petersburg Times and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. HEART Literacy staff organized the celebration, which was coordinated by event chairwoman Denise Moen.