5 Students from Mathxwi Elementary, take part in the Reading Link Challenge Ruthless Readers 2024

Abbotsford students place second at Reading Link grand challenge

May 7, 2024

Mathxwí Elementary competed against teams from across Greater Vancouver after winning Fraser Valley system.

The Ruthless Readers from Mathxwí Elementary School placed second at the grand challenge level of the Reading Link Challenge competition.

The competition was held in North Vancouver on May 1 with teams from the Fraser Valley, Coquitlam, Vancouver, New Westminster and Surrey library systems going head-to-head to determine an overall winner.

Owen Sekhon, Jay Sekhon, Nixon Fyfe, Pavel Baring and Stephanie Anderson made up the Ruthless Readers.

The Reading Link Challenge is a partnership between public library systems and schools to promote reading. Librarians work with teachers to determine a group of students in Grade 4 or 5 to answer trivia style questions about six books. The books are chosen by a panel of library staff.

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