"Clue Me In," the annual district-wide game show event that reinforces reading skills, attracted one of the largest crowds in memory on April 29 at Sultana High School.
"We have full participation in all grade levels,"Briana Collins, a fifth-grade teacher at Eucalyptus who serves as the event coordinator, said as the competition was underway at Sultana High School. "It's going to be a long night because we have so many grades competing, which is really good."
"Clue Me In" is open to all district fourth, fifth and sixth grades classes.
All the competitors were given a list of 18 books — tailored for each grade level — at the beginning of the school year. Similar to the "Jeopardy" TV game show, a moderator would give competitors clues with students answering when prompted. School district educators — teachers, principals and administrators — served as moderators in various classrooms throughout the campus.
"It's getting them excited about reading.They've been reading and practicing since September."
Moreover, the most practiced competitors develop strategies including how to hold their hands to push the answer button the quickest.
"It's always extremely competitive," Collins said. "I'm extremely excited that everybody is competing this year."
The winners of the 2010 "Clue Me In" competition:
4th grade — Mesa Grande – Travis Caldwell, William Gretchel, Thomas Holtz, Maggie Keightley, Madison Mack, Alyssa Seifert
5th grade — Krystal – Meghan Akers, Tate Castillo, Alexxis Hulbert, Sarah Kirk, Ridley Mustain, Ashlyn Williams
6th grade — Joshua Circle – Jacob Benjamin, Alejandra Bolanos, James Dailey, Marina Edwards, Brittney Lucero, Jaime Martinez, Jr.