February 11, 2022
The Alabama Education Association is pleased to announce Amy Prickett, the librarian at Cahaba Elementary, is the district 5 winner of the 2021 Be A Champion and Read Decorating Contest. As the winner, Prickett receives $200 to use in her library.
Participating students at Cahaba Elementary read six books for the Be A Champion and Read Contest. They also had the opportunity to put their name on the Be A Champion wall on the side of their favorite team between Alabama and Auburn. “Our school had great participation in the contest and the students were so excited to see their name up on the wall,” said Prickett.
The $200 prize money will be combined with other grant money Prickett has received to purchase robotic equipment for the library program at Cahaba Elementary.
AEA President Dr. Susan Williams Brown said, “AEA is dedicated to promoting a love of reading for all Alabama students, and our Be A Champion and Read Contest is a terrific way to motivate students to read. I congratulate Amy Prickett for winning the decorating contest and commend her for seeking out grants to receive money for purchasing equipment and supplies to enhance student learning for the whole school.”
AEA’s Be A Champion and Read decorating contest ran in conjunction with the Be A Champion and Read student reading contest. To qualify to win the decorating contest, educators across Alabama submitted photos of decorated bulletin boards, walls, or doors that promoted the Be A Champion and Read Contest in their school. One winner was selected from each in-service center district.