GEMS celebrated the 14th annual Ellie Bilodeau Memorial Book Award this week. This yearly event fosters, celebrates, and promotes the love of reading among our students throughout the school. The awards continue on in memory of Ellie Bilodeau whose own love of reading inspired so many.
Each teacher at GEMS selects one of their students to receive the annual award. The Bilodeau family funds the gift of a book to each student in recognition of their passion, dedication, and commitment to becoming a better reader. During the celebration, each teacher speaks about the wonderful qualities of their students, sharing why a specific book was purchased just for them.
It is an exciting event filled with laughter, memories, and the joy of reading. Children and parents are equally proud as awards are presented.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Bilodeau family each year. They are a wonderful family and committed members of our community.” – Principal Steve Emery