Winchester Academy draws rave reviews for reading event

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Posted: November 16, 2013

The Winchester Star

Winchester Academy art teacher Alice Rodway dressed as her favorite book character, the Mad Hatter from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and joined students for a dance to begin the school’s first Read-A-Thon program on Friday. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Winchester Academy teachers Beth Elgin (from left), Jacki Howett and Vanessa Smith dress as their favorite book characters and lead a cha-cha slide dance for the school’s Read-A-Thon assembly on Friday. Elgin is dressed as Alice from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Howett is Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” and Smith is the Queen of Hearts from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Some students joined teachers at Winchester Academy by dressing as their favorite book characters for the school’s Read-A-Thon launch — second-graders Ruth Scott (from left), 8, who dressed as Merida from “Brave;” Briana Haymaker, 8, as a cowgirl; and Kaley Kennedy, 8, as a gorilla from “Good Night, Gorilla.”


Squeals of excitement rocked the small cafetorium at Winchester Academy on Friday as students began the school’s first Read-A-Thon.

About 20 teachers dressed up as their favorite book…

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