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South Fulton Student Scores Big in Georgia Tech Reading Competition

Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Jacket2Jacket Reading Program is an initiative created with the partnership of the WNBA Atlanta Dream. The longstanding program was refreshed last year, thanks to a program sponsorship from Georgia United Credit Union! This competitive reading program for elementary and middle school students in the Atlanta area is designed to encourage children to learn through reading. The program originated during Coach MaChelle Joseph’s tenure, born from her desire to use her platform to encourage reading in Metro Atlanta Schools. The program is be held in conjunction with the start of Women’s Basketball season.

Georgia Tech is pleased to announce Azil Hazzard as the 2016-2017 school year program’s winner. Azil is the Highest Individual for Third Grade and the Highest Elementary School Individual, with a reading score of 15,768 pages. Azil represents the city of Atlanta and Continental Colony Elementary School. She and several others were given awards and recognized at halftime during the Dec. 1, 2016 game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.