Dominic Chafardon wins reading award

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Dominic Chafardon of Coweta County has been named “Primary Reader of the Year” by the Georgia Reading Association.

The award was announced on Sunday, March 15, at the Juanita B. Abernathy Awards Program in Warner-Robins.

Dominic is a Kindergarten student at St. John the Evangelist School in Hapeville.  He was nominated by his Pre-K teacher, Bronwyn Wolfe, in December, and he received the award for Henry Heritage Reading Council’s Reader of the Year for Grades K-2 in February, which qualified him as a state nominee. 

Wolfe conducted an interview with Dominic regarding what reading means to him.  His responses were as varied as the ability to read the message on a fortune cookie to escaping into fascinating places in a Magic Tree House book.  Dominic and Wolfe read the transcript of their interview together at the Henry Heritage Council Award ceremony.

Wolfe also submitted an essay based on their interview and her own observations.