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Celebrate Literacy Week at JHS a major success!

20180123_121549Celebrate Literacy Week in Florida! is going on this week (January 22-26) and Jay High School has had activities going on everyday to get students excited about reading. Celebrate Literacy Week in Florida! is a state initiative that has been in place for many years now. The Florida Department of Education’s goal through this week is to promote literacy and good reading habits in the students of Florida.

To celebrate this week, Jay High School is having many events. For example, JHS hosted its first book fair this week with proceeds going to fund the library. There have been scheduled book talks in the mornings and even a contest to see who can “guess how many books” are in the media center. The Santa Rosa Public Library has even gotten involved as they will be coming to JHS to help students get signed up for library cards for the county library system. Additionally, a competition between first period classes to see who can donate the most gently-used books wins a doughnut party.

On Tuesday, student authors were on campus and students had a chance to register to win a copy of a signed book. Jason Barlow, a senior from Pace High School was present with his book, Rise of the Phoenix. JHS’ own Mallory Floyd, a freshman,  who has also published a book entitled The Cage, was recognized as well. Both books can be purchased on Amazon.

Author Watt Key was on campus on Wednesday and entertained the entire student body with stories from his upbringing and how he got ideas about the stories he has written, including Alabama Moon and Terror at Bottle Creek (See additional story about Watt Key on

The goal this week has been to get students at Jay High excited about the world of literacy and reading. Student excitement about the local authors, student authors, the book fair, and the fun competitions have made for a very enriching week at JHS.



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