18 Schools Participated in the Finals! The Team is headed to Columbia MO on March 21st to the MO State Championships to defend their 2019 Title.
St. Gabriel’s Third Grade and La Salle Middle School’s Eighth Grade participated in the Readers 2 Leader Program. St. Louis University sponsored this peer-mentoring literacy program which afforded students the opportunity to explore cultural diversity, social justice, civic understanding, and leadership. The “Reading Buddies” shared African-American stories that focused on the virtues of friendship, courage, and self-control. The classroom visits culminated with a newspaper project that reflected each group’s understanding of those virtues in their unique publications. This was an extraordinary opportunity that offered a real-life partnership rooted in strengths of different community groups!