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Troncoso Reading Prizes

Troncoso Reading Prizes

The prizes will be given to students who read the most books from September 15 to November 15 of each year. During this time period, students should read a minimum of 5 books. The students who read the most books will be the prizewinners. Each student should also pick a favorite book from the books read and write a short essay (100 word or more) on that book. Prizewinners will have their essays laminated and displayed next to their favorite book.


The reading prizes will be awarded only to students within the geographical area covered by the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library. Previous years winners will not be considered except those who have moved on to the upper category.

The High Schools Iinclude:

Del Valle High School, Ysleta High School, Socorro High School, Faith Christian Academy High School, and Plato Academy High School.

The Middle Schools Include: 
Camino Real Middle School, Ysleta Middle School, Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School, Valley View Middle School, and Faith Christian Academy Middle School. 

The Grade Schools Include:
South Loop Elementary School, Lancaster Elementary School, Capistrano Elementary School, Le Barron Park Elementary School, Ysleta Elementary School, Mission Valley Elementary School, Alicia Chacon International School, Faith Christian Academy Elementary School, Maran-Ata Christian Academy, Our Lady of the Valley Elementary School, Presa Elementary School, H. D. Hilley Elementary School, and Hueco Elementary School.

If a student attends a private or parochial school not listed above, then the student must provide proof that he or she resides within the eligible geographical area.

Categories & Prizes

Two categories of prizes will be given each year: 

First, Second, and Third Place for students in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in middle school/high school;
First, Second, and Third Place for students in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in grade school/middle school.

First Place will receive a $125.00 gift card

Second Place will receive a $100.00 gift card

Third Place will receive a $75.00 gift card. 

All prizes will be gift cards from Barnes and Nobel Booksellers. A total of six prizes will be awarded in the two categories every year. No student can win more than once for any of the prizes in each category.

Entry Form:

Please read the instructions below carefully and fill out the form completely.  If you have any questions, please call Debi at 858-0905.