MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award

Amelia Marshall, second grader at Hawthorne Elementary, recently completed the K-3 book list and received the MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award. This 64 book reading challenge includes classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, and Little House on the Prairie. Books may be read by the student independently or read aloud by an adult.

To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website and other programs for youth and those who support them. Acknowledging the value of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ appreciation of classic literature for young people, the Mensa Foundation is providing a year-round challenge to kids of all ages based on the NEH’s “Summertime Favorites” reading list, with some alterations. Visit mensaforkids.org for more information.