Sarah, who logged the most hours over the course of the summer in her age group, earned a $1,000 scholarship.
The school recognized Sarah on Monday, Oct. 23 during a special ceremony in the library.
On hand for the ceremony were Tennesseans for Student Success staff members and Sarah’s fourth and fifth grade language arts teachers, her fourth and fifth grade librarians and the principals from HMS and Pegram Elementary School.
Sarah read more than 211 hours over the summer.
A few of the books Sarah enjoyed include the Warriors book series by Erin Hunter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, the Spirit Animals book series, and the Bible.
Sarah is the daughter of Jamey and Velvet Collier of Pegram.
“From Bristol to Memphis, Clarksville to Chattanooga, we are excited so many of Tennessee’s kids found their adventure in books this summer,” said Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO Adam Lister. “Reading 20 minutes a day introduces kids to 1.8 million words a year. This year’s readers logged more than 140,000 minutes of reading and helped keep their literacy, reading, and comprehension skills sharp for the school year.”
Lister continued: “Tennesseans for Student Success launched this initiative in 2016 to encourage summer reading. We are proud of all our summer readers and look forward to celebrating their continued success.”