March 23, 2016
  • Lantana’s Rayzor Leads 11 DFW Schools With More Than 7,000 STEM Books Read
  • Schools Have Combined To Read More Than 28,000 STEM Books Since Program Began In September

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 23, 2016) – E.P. Rayzor Elementary, paced by the top individuals in the K-2 and 3-5 grade divisions as well as the leading K-2 classroom, led Turn 3 of the NASCAR Acceleration STEM book reading competition that is part of Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program featuring 11 schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Rayzor, a Denton ISD school located in Lantana, read 7,033 books with Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) themes in the 12-week, Turn 3 segment to lead the competition for the third consecutive turn. The 11 schools combined to read 13,294 STEM books in Turn 3 and have read 28,215 since the program began in September.

Rayzor first-grader Allyson Delloro led the K-2 division with 543 books read while Rayzor fourth-grader Matthew Kwon took 3-5 honors with 244 books read. Danielle Rafferty’s first-grade class from Rayzor was the top K-2 classroom with 1,320 books read and Lori Lucas’ third-grade class at J.A. Hargrave Elementary paced 3-5 with 377 books read.

In addition to Rayzor and Hargrave of Crowley ISD, the other schools competing in the competition are Samuel Beck, O.A Peterson and Sendera Ranch of Northwest ISD; Old Settlers and Rockbrook of Lewisville ISD; Nathan Adams of Dallas ISD; Carroll Peak and Riverside Applied Learning Center of Fort Worth ISD; and Northbrook of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.

The NASCAR Acceleration Nation STEM reading is a competition within a competition for Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program to encourage elementary students to read more STEM-related books to further expand their knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. NASCAR Acceleration Nation is a STEM-inspired program designed just for kids.

Through the website, in-school program and the NASCAR Acceleration Nation experience, the science of aerodynamics and the excitement of NASCAR come to life. For more information, please visit www.AccelerationNation.com.