Beacon Hill ES 4th-grader a National Scholastic All-Star Award winner

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What:  Beacon Hill ES 4th-grader who read his way to national Scholastic award to be honored at reception. This is the first time in Scholastic’s history to have a National Scholastic All-Star Award winner from San Antonio!
When:  Tuesday (April 16), 9:30 a.m.
Where:  Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place
Beacon Hill 4th-grader Daniel Guerrero’s hard work and progress in reading have earned him the national title of 2013 Scholastic System 44 All-Star winner and $1,200 in prize money to spend as he wishes. It is the first time a San Antonio student has been selected by the book publisher for the national award.
Only 12 students in the nation are chosen for the All-Star Awards.
At Tuesday’s event, Daniel will read a statement he wrote as part of the application process about how Scholastic’s System 44 reading program has helped him and will be presented with an over-sized check and an engraved plaque. Daniel’s teacher, Erin Pawlicki, will be recognized alongside him and will receive $1000 of Scholastic credit to purchase items from the publisher’s catalog.
In addition, Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand to distribute bags of brand-new Scholastic books to 3rd- and 4th-grade teachers to send home with their students, helping to promote SAISD’s goal of increased student literacy.  

Fifty-two SAISD campuses use Scholastic’s Read 180 or System 44 programs, or both. The annual All-Star Awards contest is open to students in the 3rd through 12th grades.