John Hay Team advances to March 24 Global Reading Challenge City Final

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.


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