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Everyone on Signal Mountain and at the library is so proud of Thrasher fifth-grader Lisa Lin, who will travel to Washington DC at the end of this month to compete in the National Spelling Bee.
Lisa and her brother, Jeffrey, are faithful patrons of the library who have read an amazing number of books. In 2016 alone the pair checked out over 1,200 volumes.
To celebrate Lisa's accomplishment and hard work, we will hold a reception for her on Saturday, May 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Please visit, bring Lisa a card, and enjoy some refreshments as we send her off on her big adventure. If you can't make it to the reception, just drop off your card here at the library, and we'll make sure she gets it. This fine young student deserves our recognition, and we want her to know how much Signal Mountain is rooting for her.
On Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. the Signal Mountain Library will host a reading and book signing by poet Earl Braggs. Braggs serves as Herman H. Battle Professor of African-American Studies and English professor at UTC, where he teaches creative writing, African-American literature, and Russian literature. He has published six collections of poetry and a novel, Looking for Jack Kerouac. The event is free and open to the public.
Signal Mountain Library volunteer Tamjeed Azad, son of Azad Hossain and Tahmina Shirmeen, a junior at Signal Mountain Middle High School, has earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2015, only 1598 of nearly 1.92 million students earned an ACT composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores.
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