The semifinal rounds of the 14th Annual Global Reading Challenge were completed this week with the following elementary school teams advancing to the City Final on March 24 at 7 p.m.
- Solid Gold – Bailey Gatzert
- The Neon Yellow Pies – BF Day
- The Awesome Team – Concord
- US Carml – Highland Park
- The Team – John Hay
- Muir’s Roaring Readers – John Muir
- The Flying Turtles – Orca at Whitworth
- Perfect Purple Penguins – View Ridge
The winning team from the City Final will then advance to a Video Conference Challenge against two teams from British Columbia. That event will take place at 10 a.m., April 8 at the John Stanford Center and is open to the public. This year, 40 schools from Seattle Public Schools formed more than 320 teams (about 2,000 participants). The program encourages 4th- and 5th-graders to read from a set of books, then participate in a “Quiz Bowl” challenge. The City Final event will take place at Seattle’s Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium. The Global Reading Challenge is a program of the Seattle Public Library.