Davis Junior High is one of 127 U.S. schools
to receive grant from best selling author



Davis Junior High School has earned a grant for its media center based on a proposal hand-selected by bestselling author James Patterson.

Davis is one of 127 schools nationwide that will receive new books through funds donated by both Patterson and the Scholastic Reading Club.

"We are extremely excited to have entered and received the Patterson/Scholastic Reading Grant for Davis Junior High School," Principal Brian Shepard said. "This award will help foster and continue spreading the joy of reading to all of our students. Students will have opportunities to continue enhancing their world through a variety of books that will be purchased as a result of the grant." 

More than 28,000 applications were received, with Patterson personally reviewing the top 1,000 submissions. MORE.

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