Surprise. A BIG surprise. This was all Mrs. Christina Chatel talked about in the weeks leading up to the 16th Annual Troybery Award Ceremony. In the end, the Troy middle school media specialists Mrs. Chatel and Ms. Kathy Loch delivered.
Thirty lucky students from each Troy middle school who participated in the Troybery reading program attended the Ceremony on April 29, 2016, at the Board Room. The Ceremony, televised live across the district, normally showcases student projects and is hosted by students from each school. The Troybery Award winner is announced, as well as the runners up.
Kim Bradley answered questions of students in the audience and even shared about her sequel to The War That Saved My Life, which brought cheers from the audience.
Thank you to our supporters!
Many thanks to the middle school teachers and administrators who have been so supportive of this reading program for the past 16 years. We are also grateful to the PTO of each middle school, the Troy Women's Association, and the Board of Education for their support. The Troy Public Library has been instrumental in getting Troyberys into the hands of our students when the media center's shelves were empty. Thanks to Zoyo Yogurt, who provided a free frozen yogurt to all students who voted. Finally, we thank the 974 students and staff who participated in the program!
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.