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Veritas 2020 Summer Reading Contest

Lexi Detweiler Written by Lexi Detweiler
Veritas 2020 Summer Reading Contest

Reading is an escape. An escape from reality, an escape from the mundane, an escape from our worries. Right about now we are probably all yearning for a little escape. Since summer vacations are still uncertain, and traveling might still be out of the question for some, reading is our best mode of travel right now. Sure there’s Netflix, Disney Plus and YouTube, but there’s something about reading that sucks you in. Unlike watching T.V., reading requires singular focus for longer periods of time. You can’t multitask, and not many can hold a conversation while reading. Sometimes you may not even notice the world around you. Sound familiar?

The Annual Summer Reading Contest has been going on since before I started working at Veritas back in 2011. (Has it been 9 years already?!) And for good reason, children love to escape to magical worlds, to use their imaginations, to learn new things. And Veritas students in particular never seem to tire of exploring new worlds. We hope you will join us for the 2020 Annual Summer Reading Contest.

It begins now and continues through September 15, 2020. All participants receive a gift certificate at the end of the contest and a drawing will be held for three grand prize winners. 

We only ask that you as parents or teachers verify what the children have read, and then, after they have met their goals, you can fill out this form to enter them in the contest! Please encourage them to read good literature, not just look for a book that meets the page count criteria. Click here to download a reading chart if you would like to track your student’s progress. 

Veritas Press Reading Contest Rules 

  1. Reading Quantity 
    1. Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: 40 Easy Readers (ex., Frog and Toad are Friends) 
    2. 3rd & 4th Grades: 25 books of at least 125 pages (ex., The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) 
    3. 5th & 6th Grades: 25 books of at least 150 pages (ex., Treasure Island) 
    4. 7th – 12th Grades: 25 books of at least 200 pages (ex., The Fellowship of the Ring) 
  2.  After the child has completed the readings, entries must be submitted online by 5:00 PM EDT, September 15, 2020. 
  3. The first 250 submissions in each age division will be given a $10 gift certificate. 
  4. An additional drawing will be held from all submissions and will be announced in the October Epistula. There will be three winners from the drawing. 
    1. $150 First Prize 
    2. $100 Second Prize 
    3. $70 Third Prize 

Need some suggestions? Check out our summer reading lists:

Summer Reading K-2 List

Summer Reading 3-6 List

Summer Reading 7-12 List