Becoming Freddie

Becoming Freddie photo
The district would like to congratulate fifth-grade Bosti Elementary School student Gavin Gagliardi for being named a national winner of the Storyworks Magazine Contest.

After reading the short story titled “Freddie in the Shade” by Pam Muñoz Ryan, the fifth-grade students in Joanna Zalewski’s class wrote their own journal entry based on the reading, stepping into Freddie’s shoes and writing about what their (Freddie’s) day was like. The students’ writings were then submitted to the national contest, a program sponsored by Scholastic designed to support students love for reading and writing.
Gavin’s entry was so extraordinary and full of detail that he was declared one of 10 winners throughout the nation, and he was rewarded with a copy of Pam Muñoz Ryan’s critically acclaimed Young Adult novel, “Echo.”