Meet our local Champions of Literacy!

Literacy organizer Josie McCulloch (left) and Columbia Basin Alliance of Literacy Coordinator Tracy Spanner (center in the patterned, beige jacket) pose with the winners of this year’s Champions of Literacy Awards. From the left, next to McCulloch, are: Sarah Newton who received an award on behalf of Shirley Berg; Jo Hawker; Josee Woodman, who won this year’s Community Literacy Award; Bonnie Teed, Janet Lemieux; and Megan Shandro who accepted awards on behalf of Guy April and Amanda Ringham. The CBAL promotes adult literacy, numeracy and programs, like the One-to-One Program aimed specifically at young school children experiencing difficulty reading, as well as family literac y programs. David F. Rooney photo