Kyle watches as Tracy Springman, second-grade teacher and Buck A Book coordinator, receives the trophy for Overall Top School.
The York County Literacy Council visited Ore Valley Elementary School, Dallastown Area School District, for the Top School in the County victory assembly for the Buck A Book program.
Students read 1,139 books to raise $6,174 for literacy to earn the honor. During the assembly YCLC explained adult literacy concerns and shared anonymous stories of adult students in York County who are unable to read. Students also heard the story about “Kyle the Crocodile” who became principal of Ore Valley when Principal Anderson went on a fishing trip. Students from across York County helped to write the story during pre-Buck A Book assemblies in January.
Ore Valley earned 250 books for their library and the traveling trophy for their achievements.
Leader Heights Elementary also received an assembly and traveling trophy for the Top Per Capita School. A total of $98,000 was raised by students in York County reading over 20,162 books.