Fulton and Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering, a K-8 school, located in Lancaster, California, opened their new Think Big Reading Room on Friday, February 22, making it Carson Scholars Fund’s 201st reading room. A group of 6th grade students designed the engineering-themed reading space which resembles a hip coffee shop, appealing to students in upper grades. The reading space is surrounded by one wall decked out with chalkboard wallpaper with mathematic formulas sprinkled throughout. Aluminum paneling and framed photos of engineering feats make up with other boundaries of the reading space. Hundreds of chapter books line the shelves which are topped off with giant letters spelling the words “Imagine,” “Explore,” “Achieve,” and of course, “Think Big.” Superintendent Dr. Michelle Bowers and board members Keith Giles and Sandra Price were present for the assembly and ribbon-cutting event. The Think Big Reading Room is a popular spot on campus, seeing dozens of students coming and going each day. In fact, since the opening, the school has 28 One Million Word Readers! With so many great titles for students to choose from, they love browsing and finding just the right one. Fulton and Alsbury Academy are forever grateful to Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon who sponsored their reading room.
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