The TORCH Middle School Girls’ Book Club had the honor of receiving the Lt Governor’s Red Wagon Award last week. This award recognizes groups of young people from across Minnesota who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, civic engagement, and/or leadership. The Red Wagon Awards are coordinated by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.
Our book club is composed of 7-10 girls who have been meeting weekly to read aloud and discuss books and newspaper articles. During their time together, the group shares snack, takes turns reading, and keeps a list of new vocabulary words on a whiteboard. Inevitably, the time is filled with reading and relevant conversation triggered by the subject of the article or the book.
Three of the girls and their leader, Middle School TORCH Coordinator Susan Sanderson, attended the Red Wagon Awards Reception and Presentation at the Governor’s Residence on Monday, September 13. It was an elegant affair and an awesome opportunity for all of us.