After the ceremony ended, students in attendance were able to meet Marina Cohen, author of The Inn Between, and get a signed copy of her book. Mrs. Cohen played a trivia game with the students, asking tough questions about her book and rewarding students with fun prizes.
To get down to the final Troybery winner, students cast 2,441 votes over 4 rounds of Troybery Madness voting. Overall, Troybery books were checked out 9,253 times this year. Troybery checkouts made up around 13% of all books checked out at each school.
Troy School District middle school students certainly are avid readers, and the Troybery reading program continually motivates them, year after year.
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 17 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. Many parent volunteers were invaluable during Troybery voting and the ceremony. We appreciate all of the authors who made videos for our students and who visited our students in person or via Skype. Finally, we thank the 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.