Summer  Reading Contest

Excel Academy is hosting a summer reading contest for elementary, middle, and high school students (grades 3-12), and adults. Winners will have their essays published on the “Voice of Vegas” website and receive prizes! Good luck!

Requirements & Sign Up:

1. Choose a book to read from the list below for your level. 


2. Write a thoughtful essay that a). thoroughly analyzes the book’s theme and b). intelligently explores the ways in which this theme relates to you personally. Maximum: 1500 words (adults’ maximum: 2000 words) 


3. Email the final essay to: and 

Deadline July 31st.


**All winners’ writing will be posted on the “Voice of Vegas” website (if you would like)**

Elementary School

1st Winner: Kindle Kids Edition (Newest ver.)

2nd Winner: Roblox $50 Gift Card or Amazon $50 Gift Card


Middle School

1st Winner: Kindle Kids Edition (Newest ver.)

2nd Winner: Minecraft $50 Gift Card or Amazon $50 Gift Card


High School

1st Winner: Kindle (Newest ver.)

2nd Winner: Brew Tea Bar $50 Gift Card or Amazon $50 Gift Card


Adult (Parents / Excel Staff & Faculty)

1st Winner: Kindle (Newest ver.)

2nd Winner: Amazon $50 Gift Card


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Book List by Level

Grades 3-4:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Grades 5-6:

A Well-Timed Enchantment by Vivian Vande Velde 

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Grades 7-8:
The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier


Grades 9-10:

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado 


Grades 11-12:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath



American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Candide by Voltaire

Republic by Plato


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