JPS recognizes 2021 top summer readers


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, the Jackson Public School District announced the top summer readers who read more than 300 books during the summer months. Four scholars far exceeded the minimum three-book standard and earned the title of Top Reader for their grade level.

The 2021 Top Readers are:

  • De’Niylah Parker, 3rd grade, Obama Magnet Elementary – 200 books
  • Alaina Hatcher, 2nd grade, Casey Elementary – 62 books
  • De’Nahjae Trimble, 8th grade, Cardozo Middle – 26 books
  • Asia Ramsey, 10th grade, Jim Hill High – 31 books

Each top reader received a trophy, a medal, and a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

The schools with the most readers for the 2021 school year are as follows:

  • Obama Magnet Elementary – 1,747 books
  • Casey Elementary – 870 books
  • Northwest Jackson Middle – 421 books
  • Jim Hill High – 290 books

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