Upon arrival at the front circle at the Center, honored students walked the red carpet to the tower. Paparazzi were there, everyone straining to catch a glance of the ‘Stars,’ the students and their books. Two large Oscar statues made of balloons set the stage for the evening performances and presentations in the Claude Cunningham Performance Hall.
Students, parents and guest were entertained by co-emcees and authors Michael Levine and Nathan Hale, the choir from Anna May Daulton, Elizabeth Smith Stallion Singers, Imogene Gideon Elementary Musical Gators and the Tarver-Rendon Honor Choir. The event was a reading program to inspire kids to get other kids to read. Students nominated favorite books in 11 categories.