Tristar Reads Winners Close The Book On Biggest Competition Yet

  • Friday, September 30, 2022

Tennesseans for Student Success congratulate each participant in its annual Tristar Reads contest, including the four category winners.  

This summer students combined to log nearly 273,000 minutes reading in the contest, including overall winner Jeffrey Stubblefield who spent more than 30,000 minutes with a book! Jeffrey and three other students will all take home a $1,000 college scholarship for winning the following categories:  

Overall Winner Jeffrey Stubblefield 
4th grade at Belvoir Christian Academy in Chattanooga  
Read 30,150 minutes

Elementary school student (K-4) Winner Griffin Harrison 
1st grade at Nashville Classical Charter School in East Nashville  
Read 10,490 minutes 

Middle school student (5-8) Winner Tallen Haag
6th grade homeschooler from Robertson County
Read 16,995 minutes 

High school student (9-12)  Winner Sarah Collier
10th grade at Harpeth High School in Cheatham County
Read 17,220 minutes

“The amount of reading all participants in Tristar Reads did this summer is truly amazing and that's especially true for our four winners,” said Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO Adam Lister. “We started Tristar Reads to provide a fun way for students to fight the summer slide and maintain their reading comprehension skills for the year ahead. This year's participants took that challenge on and exceeded our expectations. Each will be better prepared for success in the classroom this fall.” 

“Reading is my favorite hobby because I learn so much,” said Jeffrey.  “It sparks my imagination, and it feels like there's a movie going on in my head.”

TSS created Tristar Reads in 2016 to invite all Tennessee students entering grades K-12 to spend at least 20 minutes each day reading a book.  Students participating in this year's program logged reading minutes from May 31 to Aug. 8. This is Jeffrey's third Tristar Reads win and Sarah has now won the contest five times.

Tennesseans for Student Success is a statewide network of parents and caregivers, teachers, community leaders, volunteers, and advocates dedicated to championing and supporting Tennessee’s students and their futures. 

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