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 The Governor & First Lady’s Reading in the Arts Contest: Florida’s Journey into Neverland


On September 1, 2006, Governor Jeb Bush and First Lady Columba Bush launched a statewide reading in the arts book read for middle schoolers focused on the New York bestselling book Peter and the Starcatchers by Florida author Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The book read coincided with grade specific contests and activities open to all students in grades 6-8 in public, private and home schools.

Three winners have been chosen based on the following categories: 6th Grade Illustration Contest, 7th Grade Short Essay Contest and 8th Grade Short Video Contest. Winners will receive prize packages including a SeaWorld park vacation and much, much more. Teachers of winning students also received prize packages. Contest information, including rules, judging guidelines, prizes, certificates of participation, the winners and the winning works can be found below.