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Book surplus turns into essay contest at Fort Washakie

Nov 11, 2016 - From staff reports

When Fort Washakie School developed a collection of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, with now more than 40 individual copies, the school made good use of them.

The library's latest contest: "Why I Read Wimpy Kid," which asked students to write an essay describing one of the nation's favorite book series for youth that features Gregg Heffley, a young "tween" who has a world of worries from miserable family vacations, to school bullies, to his brother and more.

When all the essays were turned in:, the school selected two winners: Davene Ward won an original drawing by the author, Jeff Kinney, and Max Maestas won second place.

The school's library has developed contests recently to encourage its students to stay active readers.

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