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Reading Awards

Southside Elementary School of Fernandina, Florida has a special way of encouraging students to read more. The student who gets the most reading points for the school gets a special puppy signed by Mike Bowling himself!

This tradition began in 1999 and continues to this day. This page is dedicated to all the winners and their achievements!


2021 Winner - Peter


2020 Winner - Ava


2019 Winner - Lexi Hopson


2002 Winner - Kacie Couch

(Plush is now owned by Ariana Haight as of June 2021)

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