Drawing to be held for trip to Clinton Library

Sydney Morgan, Hi-Gusher Staff

Students in tenth and 11th grades at El Dorado High School will have a chance to visit the Clinton Library in Little Rock through a drawing with an entry for every student who finishes their Accelerated Reading (AR) books for the first nine weeks of school.
Jennifer Murphy, literacy instructional facilitator and English department coordinator at EHS, said the trip will be educational. She said, “Students will be going to the Clinton Library to see a screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
The students will be chosen randomly in a drawing from each class only if they complete their AR with a passing grade. Murphy will only be taking around six students from each classroom.
Murphy said the classes chosen for the opportunity were picked because they focus on Mandela for part of their school work. “The sophomores and juniors do more studies on Mandela and his legacy.”
Jackie Porter, the librarian at EHS, has a few tips for students who would like to go on the trip.
Porter said, “Start reading, [regularly visit the library], don’t wait until the last minute and take your AR test as soon as you get done so the book is fresh in your mind.” She said she strongly believes that AR is effective for students to learn and expand their vocabulary.
The students chosen will be going to the Clinton Library on Oct. 5.