The Southwestern High School "Rosie Readers" program had 124 students, teachers and staff members participate this year. Of those participants, 103 read and documented five or more of a list of selected titles, qualifying to attend a reading celebration at the end of the year. According to Angy Northern, Southwestern High School librarian, that means that 28% of the student population participated in the voluntary reading program and 22% completed all requirements to attend the celebration. In total, participants read and documented 1,182 books.

ROSIE READERS: Participants are pictured, from left to right: front, Jennah Butters, Sarah Schroeder, Ashley Reardon, Opel Punkiriya, Ebtehal Al-Enezi, Brooklynn Phillips, Kelsey Jones, Elizabeth Hall, Emily Sandlin and Michela Brown; second row, Southwestern High School librarian Angy Northern, Emily McCane, Elizabeth Scianni, Cassandra Poer, Beth Schmitter, Mark Moreland, Emiley Watkins, Jayla Watson, Jordan McNally, Shayla Shepherd and Sara Judge; third row, Sarah Anderson, Shaye Geer, Morgan England, Elizabeth Bramer, Blanca Durantez, Macayla Hatchel, Annabelle Vosmeier, Shelby Preston, Paige Melton, Coragen Stevens, Elizabeth Smith and Hailee Kloss; fourth row, Ashley Thomas, Destany Adams, Lindsey Maddox, Rebecca Palmer, Jessie Harsin, Casey Hussong, Megan Morris, Beth Reno, Whitney Anderson, Kaylan Anderson and Cheyenne Childress; fifth row, Donovan Scales, Chelsea Moody, Kyle Swafford, Annie Macrander, Rebekah Anderson, Jeanette Tripet, Brendon Smith, Ashley Boldery, Sabrina Reno and Katelynn Conover; sixth row, Rachel Wielgat, Nicholas Battjes, Ese Taylor, Kelsey Hertz, Sara Wykoff and Austin Ferrell; and back row, Tiffany Williams, Alisha Vest, Rachel Taylor, Matthew Schwartz, Tyler Johnson, Seth Hadley, Steven Spray and Camilla Turner. Rosie Readers not pictured include: Cass Lawson, Austin Mikesell, Bridgett Riley, Tristan Embs, Slater Franklin, Rachel Thornton, Mary Sinsel, Aliza Schmitter, Zane Huttsell, Camryn Hearne, Max Gee, Ashton Elliott and Chelse Crittenden. (Submitted photo)