During a special assembly on March 5, Gaynor’s reading department announced this year’s annual reading challenge. Inspired by the winter 2018 games in Pyeongchang, the reading challenge is Olympic-themed. The Gaynor Gator introduced the challenge by carrying a “torch” through the gymnasium, reminiscent of the real opening ceremony and Gators are receiving gold medals for their participation and pinning them to a display in the North Building lobby.
And speaking of setting reading-related records, the Gaynor community broke their 2017 record for the Project Cicero book drive. Last year, with 26 boxes of different sizes, approximately 1200 books were collected. This year with 31 large boxes, approximately 2,635 books were collected at an average of 85 books per box.