St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy's Reader's Cup team Aliyah Brown, Kayleigh Johannesen, Amelia Lonsdale, Beccy Sharp and Miller Brown at the state finals.
St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy's Reader's Cup team Aliyah Brown, Kayleigh Johannesen, Amelia Lonsdale, Beccy Sharp and Miller Brown at the state finals. Contributed

Burnett's bookworms stack up well at states

KINGAROY'S top bookworms have earned their title by beating hundreds across the state.

The St John's Lutheran School students finished 15th at the Reader's Cup State finals in Brisbane on Thursday, September 5.

The five students competed against 720 teams entered in the Queensland competition that aims to encourage school students to read.

Year 6 student Aliyah Brown and Year 5 students Miller Brown, Kayleigh Johannesen, Beccy Sharp and Amelia Lonsdale had been busily preparing for the competition after winning the South Burnett regional finals.

 

St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy's Reader's Cup team Kayleigh Johannesen, Beccy Sharp, Amelia Lonsdale, Aliyah and Miller Brown finished 15th in Queensland.
St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy's Reader's Cup team Kayleigh Johannesen, Beccy Sharp, Amelia Lonsdale, Aliyah and Miller Brown finished 15th in Queensland. Contributed

The girls were presented with a state finals medallion by guest authors Samantha Wheeler and Gabrielle Wang who wrote two of the novels they were required to read for the competition.

The primary school students were asked two questions from each of the five novels they studied in each round of the competition.

St John's Reader's Cup co-ordinators Tracey Tunstall and Barb Pearson said the girls worked hard and sacrificed their playtime to prepare for the state finals.