The Coronado High School Octagon Club will be kicking off the (Jr. Optimist Octagon International) JOOI of Reading event in February. Their goal is to inspire the community to continue reading for fun!

Octagon Club members will take the time throughout the month of February to read to children, senior citizens, and neighbors around the community.

They will also be having a gently used book drive where people can drop donated books in decorated donation boxes at the CHS library, the Coronado Public Library, and Bay Books.

Finally, they will be promoting reading at our school by decorating the school library with the Dr. Seuss theme of “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Students will be given tickets for returning and checking out books for a chance to have their name pulled¬† out of a raffle. A student of each grade level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) will be drawn from the raffle to win their homeroom a prize of gift baskets.

The Octagon Club along with the CMS Jr. Optimist Club are part of the Jr. Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) organization of students, supported by the Optimist Club of Coronado, but the leadership and energy of these excellent clubs are the result of the students themselves.