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Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Your child’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Help establish a foundation of success for your child and support the Carolina & Clemson championship traditions by participating in the SC Department of Education’s 2018 Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. 

All pre-k through eighth-grade students who read six books qualified to win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl on November 24.  Winners received four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. Carolina game.



2018 Winners

USC – Davonte Frasier 

5th Grade
Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School
Charleston Country School District

Watch Winning Moment

Clemson – Kayla Kiser

6th Grade
Ten Oaks Middle School
Horry County School District

Watch Winning Moment

School Participation Winners

Schools with at least 70% student participation were entered to win one of two $2,000 school library grants. Five participating teachers were randomly selected to win $500 for their classroom. Two teachers or media specialists who had the best-decorated bulletin board, wall or door, using the contest as a theme and who submitted photos using the form below were selected to win $500.

Chesterfield – Ruby Middle School
Chesterfield County School District

Hendersonville Elementary School
Colleton County School District

Decoration Contest Winner

Thank you to all of the teachers and media specialists for entering the contest and encouraging your students to read!

Tonya Smarr
Great Falls Elementary School
Chester County School District

Video Contest Winner

The Read Your Way to the Big Game Video Contest awards $500 to one teacher and/or media specialist who has the best video promoting the Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest. 

Melissa Mills
H.E. Bonner Elementary School
Berkeley County School District

$500 Teacher Winners

The Read Your Way to the Big Game Video Contest randomly awards $500 to five teachers that entered students in the contest. The 2018 winners:

Betsy Abee – Buffalo Elementary School – Union County School District

Mandy Grigsby – Gilbert Primary School – Lexington County School District One

Katie Jones – Monaview Elementary School – Greenville County School District

Donna Helms – Orangeburg Prep Lower School 

Monique Williams – Legacy Early College Elementary School

Calling all teachers!

Submit pictures of your USC OR CLEMSON THEMED decorated bulletin boards and doors for a chance to win! The SC Department of Education will also award $500 to two teachers and/or school library media specialists who have the best decorated bulletin board, wall or door, using the contest as a theme. To enter, complete the form below with picture attached. Photo submissions will only be received until October 23, 2017.