Heritage Elementary Student Reads Way to Governor’s Mansion

  • HES Presley McIntyre smiles

Heritage Elementary third grader Presley McIntyre took summer reading to a whole new level by being selected as one of the state’s Top 100 Readers in the First Lady’s Summer Reading Competition.

First Lady Crissy Haslam challenged rising kindergarten through rising fourth grade students to track their minutes of reading from June 1 until July 27. If they read more than 2,000 minutes, they were eligible to be selected as a Top 100 Reader in a lottery-style drawing. Each additional 1,000 minutes read earned the students another entry.

As a result of being selected, Presley was invited to the Second Annual Kids State Dinner at the governor’s mansion on August 12.

“Presley has a love of reading that is contagious to her peers,” said Heritage Elementary Reading Teacher Lisa Martin. “She’s a voracious reader who shares her enthusiasm about books and excites others to read.”