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Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery Supports BVES Reading Program

With support from Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, next school year, Boothville-Venice Elementary School will be implementing the Accelerated Reader program, a computer—based reading program, to encourage and motivate a love for reading amongst students.

On May 16th, Boothville-Venice Elementary School was presented with a $2,500 donation from Tristan Babin to fund the program and incentives involved with implementing this program. With this donation, BVES teachers and staff will utilize this program to manage, monitor, and support student reading interest and progress.

While presenting BVES Principal, Maria Prout, with this donation, Babin recalled the use of this program while he was in school and the positive impact that it had on his reading life.

Babin, Communications and Public Relations Advisor, along with Bobby Thomas (PABI Executive Director), who was also present, were enthusiastic to be a part of this plan to increase reading achievement amongst BVES students.

The teachers and staff at BVES also welcome this program with the same enthusiasm. With the additional reading practice offered through the Accelerated Reader program, students will be able to garner reading skills, vocabulary and strategies that will allow them to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.