Sergio Troncoso Reading Challenge

The Challenge

From September 15 through December 3, 2022, students are challenged to read at least 5 books. The students who read the most books will be the prizewinners. All prizewinners will also write a 100 word or less essay on their favorite book.  


First Place will receive a $125.00 gift card, Second Place will receive a $100.00 gift card, and Third Place will receive a $75.00 gift card. All prizes will be gift cards from Barnes and Noble Booksellers. A total of six prizes will be awarded in the two categories every year.

Who Can Participate

The reading prizes will be awarded only to students within the geographical area covered by the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library. The high schools include: 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: 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.

Two categories of prizes will be given each year: First, Second, and Third Place for students in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12thgrade in middle school/high school; First, Second, and Third Place for students in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8thgrade in grade school/middle school. 

How to Enter

If you have any questions or to register, please contact the library staff at the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library, 9321 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, Texas, 79907. Telephone: 915-212-0453. 

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