The Mountaineer Readers initiative began in the fall of 2007 as a partnership between the Reich College of Education and Appalachian State Athletics with the purpose of promoting and celebrating literacy in surrounding counties. More information can be found HERE.
Each year, participating students read books of their choosing during the summer months and record their reading on a log provided by App State Athletics/RCOE. Students then submit the log into their school’s media center coordinator the first week of school.
RCOE processes a tally sheet from each school and announces the top readers in grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5 in each district. Grades 1-5 were recognized from the Appalachian Academy at Middle Fork and grades 1-8 were recognized from the Anderson Reading Clinic. These top readers and guests will be invited to Appalachian's annual Education Day football game. There will also be rewards for top classes who participate.
2019 Mountaineer Readers Information (for nine school districts)