Nichols Student Honored by California Reading Association
December 19th, 2016 – Kate Valderrama, a second-grader at Nichols Elementary, was recently honored by the California Reading Association (CRA) at its annual Professional Development Institute held in Visalia, CA. She was invited to receive an award and present her creative interpretation of the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” by author Drew Daywalt. Kate was awarded a special copy of the book and had the opportunity to meet guest author and speaker Myron Uhlberg.
Several members of the local Kern Reading Association (KRA) were present, and were pleased to have a student from the BCSD recognized at the awards banquet.
The California Reading Association is a non-profit professional organization of educators who are actively involved in all aspects of reading and language arts, from kindergarten to university levels. They work with several local reading councils, school districts and programs to promote literacy for persons of all ages.
Kate Valderrama and her father Henry accept an award presented by the CRA.
Kate Valderrama takes a picture with author Myron Uhlberg.
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