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William Allen White Award Challenge

William Allen White Award Challenge

Students in grades 3-5 are able to participate in the William Allen White Award program.  This is a Kansas state book award and the winner of the award is chosen by the students.  The award is in honor of William Allen White, a renowned newspaper editor, politician, and author.  Each year, books are nominated in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.  The books must be published within the last two years.  The books are nominated by Kansas librarians and often include Newbery award winning books.  

At Wheatland, students in grades 3-5 can read the books and take an AR quiz.  Students must get at least a 70% or better on the AR quiz for it to count.  Students will be able to vote for the winning book in April.  Students must read at least two books to vote.  Students may read two past winning books as well.  

Students will earn the following prizes and are responsible for letting Mrs. Platzer, the librarian, know when they have finished a book and quiz:

  • 2 books = bookmark and eraser

  • 4 books = restaurant certificate

  • 6 books = William Allen White Reward party in late April

Students that read all of the current year 3-5 William Allen White nominated books + 2 past winners, will be honored on the William Allen White Challenge Wall of Fame.  

Please click here to read about this year’s nominated books.  

Please click here to see a list of past winners.