2017 Readers Cup Yr7/8 Bayside Champions!!
WSHS Team A (The Fellowship)
On Thursday 8th June, two teams of Years 7 and 8 students Amy, Maya, Katie, Lucy, Zali, Henry, Tamzyn, Alarni, and Shiran participated in the annual regional Readers Cup Challenge. Each of them, over a period of two months, read and studied five assigned books in preparation for the challenge, often giving up lunch breaks and free time.
Upon arriving at Ormiston College on the day, the students split off into their two groups. Team A, consisting of Amy, Maya, Katie, and Lucy, were placed on one side of the room while Team B, Zali, Henry, Tamzyn, Alarni, and Shiran, were on the other. The morning was filled with five intensive rounds of questions. It was only due to their deep study of the books and attention to detail that our teams were able to answer.
But their hard work paid off. For the first time since 2011, Wynnum State High School won the district competition and are on their way to the states. Team A led the competition, ending up with a winning score of 49.25 points, right above Moreton Bay Boys’ College, whose two teams came second and third. Our Team B gave it a valiant effort and concluded the competition with a respectable 25.75 points.
Amy, Maya, Katie and Lucy now have two months to read five new books in preparation for the State competition. This will be held at SLQ, The Edge on September 6th from 6:30 pm. We would love to have some more Wynnum support if you can make it there to cheer us on! The team will be up against tough competition, facing all the other schools that won their own regional competitions. The team will have to work even harder than before to be successful in their next competition, but we have the utmost faith in them.
Congratulations to Amy, Maya, Katie and Lucy and we wish them good luck in the State competition.
By Georgia Bonamy and Joseph Watson
Year 10 students, Readers Cup Coaches
WE’RE WYNNUM, WE’RE PROUD!