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In Uncategorized on April 18, 2019 - 9:48 am

California Dreams Come True

The sprawling Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA played host to the 2019 West Coast Carson Scholars Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13.  This year, 117 new Carson Scholars and 113 previously recognized Carson Scholars from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington were honored in sunny […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 26, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 3

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The final stop was the grand opening of the 200th THINK BIG Reading Room. Last Friday, February 22, at Twin Oaks Elementary School, home of the ‘Coyotes” in San Marcos, CA the campus was overflowing with expectancy!  Southern California is […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 25, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 2

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The second stop was the opening of the THINK BIG Reading Room on February 21 at The Kavod Charter School in San Diego. Kavod is a dual language elementary and middle school.  Kavod, pronounced (kah-VODE) is the Hebrew word for […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 22, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 1

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room. The first stop was the opening of the THINK BIG Reading Room on February 20 at The Learning Choice Academy – Chula Vista. After warm greetings from Ana Knudsen, administrator for the unique school, 11th grader Samantha Davila shared her […]

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In Uncategorized on December 6, 2018 - 12:12 pm

Celebrating Our Hall of Fame Class of 2019

In 2016, we began the Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame, inducting 20 remarkable Carson Scholar alumni whose lives and careers are an integral part of our history. The Hall of Fame is meant to celebrate outstanding Carson Scholar alumni who continue to represent the CSF’s mission – those who have demonstrated success and excellence […]

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In Reading Rooms on September 7, 2018 - 10:35 am

Reading Room Spotlight: J. Covington Elementary

Through the generosity of Advocate Christ Medical Center, J. Covington Elementary School opened their Ben Carson Reading Room on April 11, 2014 in Oak Lawn, IL. In the past four years since its inception, the jungle-themed reading room has been a beloved school addition by the students and staff of Covington. Visitors to the room […]

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In Reading Rooms on August 6, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: EJE Academies

Equity and Justice in Education Academies Charter School (EJE Academies) in El Cajon, California opened their Think Big Reading Room in April 2018.  The space-themed reading room was made possible by the Gagon Trust and the hard working team at EJE Academies.  Students in kindergarten through 8th grade frequent the former conference room to find […]

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In Reading Rooms on June 6, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Belle Glade Elementary School

Thanks to the Palm Beach County Chapter of the CSF, Belle Glade Elementary school opened their reading room in November 2016.  Belle Glade selected a transportation theme for their reading room designed to remind students of all of the places they’re able to go.  Students who visit the reading room have unique options for where […]

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In Reading Rooms on April 4, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bedford Elementary School

Back in February of 2014, students and staff at Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, MD celebrated the opening of their brand new Candyland-themed reading room.  Thanks to the Beverly K. and Jerome M. Fine Foundation, the room is a bright and colorful oasis where students can read books surrounded by pictures of sweet treats. During […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Candy Carson’s Reading Room Tour

Take a step inside a few reading room openings from Candy Carson’s perspective!  Lake Park Elementary  Student greeters in the main office sporting headbands with wildlife ears greeted guests with hearty handshakes as they arrived and then proceeded to escort them to the ceremony in the detached music room. A bevy of 2nd graders sat […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 2, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Beaver Falls Middle School

Thanks to the Saxer Family Foundation, the reading room at Beaver Falls Middle School opened in May 2016 in Beaver Falls, PA.  Creators of the reading room at Beaver Falls used vibrant colors and three-dimensional decorations to create the jungle-themed room.  Vines and leaves hang from the walls and ceiling, and animals painted in the […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 1, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bonsall West Elementary School

Bonsall West’s reading room, sponsored by Mr. John Kendall, opened in April 2016. The school, located in Oceanside, CA, is outside of Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Marine Corps Base. Being so close to the military base, it was only fitting for the reading room to have a military theme. One of the most special things […]

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