Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading — From thousands of posters, the winners are …

Twenty-seven talented students in Manatee and Sarasota counties won regional honors earlier this year in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Attendance Awareness Poster Contest. About 38,000 students from 83 schools participated in the contest, which was sponsored by The Patterson Foundation. The goal was to raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day. Attendance is one of three community solution areas the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is focusing on. The other two are increasing school readiness and providing quality summer learning opportunities. For more information on the campaign, go to www.thepattersonfoundation.org/grade-level-reading.html.

Ciara Dungan, third grade, Atwater Elementary School

Ciara Dungan, third grade, Atwater Elementary School


Gavin Boyer, seventh grade, Brookside Middle School

Gavin Boyer, seventh grade, Brookside Middle School


Madison Miller, 11th grade, Pine View School

Madison Miller, 11th grade, Pine View School


Leslie Lara, 11th grade, Southeast High School

Leslie Lara, 11th grade, Southeast High School


Shannon Detert, fifth grade, Garden Elementary School

Shannon Detert, fifth grade, Garden Elementary School


Ramiro Garcia III, fourth grade, Bayshore Elementary School

Ramiro Garcia III, fourth grade, Bayshore Elementary School


Corey Simons, eighth grade, Sugg Middle School

Corey Simons, eighth grade, Sugg Middle School


Josh Lucas, sixth grade, Booker Middle School

Josh Lucas, sixth grade, Booker Middle School