FORT WORTH’S ROSEMONT PARK ELEMENTARY LEADS THE WAY IN TURN ONE OF 2019-20 SPEEDING TO READ COMPETITION
FORT WORTH, Texas (October 25, 2019) – In its first year in the Texas Motor Speedway Speeding to Read program, Rosemont Park Elementary wasted no time asserting itself as one of this year’s frontrunners. The Fort Worth ISD school led the way in Turn One for this year’s eight competing schools from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Rosemont Park’s Roadrunners started off with 69-percent of its 400 students meeting their reading goals of 500 minutes for 3rd-5th Grades and 300 minutes for K-2nd Grades. The lone returning program from the 2018-19 school year, Sidney H. Poynter (Crowley ISD), came in second with 59-percent, and Brandenburg Intermediate’s (Duncanville ISD) fifth grade rounded out the top three with a 51-percent success rate.
In all, 1,112 students from grades K-5 met their goals, and each of them receives two tickets to Sunday, November 3’s AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as well as a motorsports-themed prize.
Other schools participating in Turn One include: Fairmeadows Elementary (Duncanville ISD), George C. Clarke Elementary (Fort Worth ISD), Hyman Elementary (Duncanville ISD), Parkway Elementary (Lewisville ISD), and W.M. Green Elementary (Fort Worth ISD).
Aside from the reading competition, fifth grade students at Sidney H. Poynter Elementary in Crowley ISD enjoyed a special educational treat from Frisco’s Sci-Tech Discovery Center to start the competition off with a scientific bang. The students had a day full of activities from Speeding to Read partner Sci-Tech as a welcome back to the only school returning from the 2018-19 school year.
Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program is supported by the following partners: NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Lionel Racing, Speedway World, Levy Motorsports, The Speedway Club, Food for the Soul, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, Jostens, Woolley’s Frozen Custard, Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter and Team Texas High Performance Driving School.
For more information on Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program, please visit www.speedingtoread.com.