CTA kicked off its March reading madness in style with a visit from the Davenport University Men’s basketball team. The players brought their favorite books and spent time reading in each K-5 classroom. “ It really was a neat thing to see the students interact with the basketball team. They were just amazed at how tall they were, and the team was great with them. Everyone had a blast,” explained Assistant Principal Carrie Paddock. The March Reading Madness is a bracket style reading tournament where the class that reads the most minutes outside of school moves on in the competition. The results of the first week have been phenomenal. In total the Kindergarten through 7th grade class read 21,120 minutes last week. The leading class was the sixth grade class with 4,034 minutes read. In second place were the 1st graders who came through with 3,301 minutes read. The challenge was laid down by Mr. Oldebekking, Dean of Students, at the Monday meeting to reach 22,000 minutes for the week. The competition runs parallel with the NCAA basketball tournament, and the CTA reading champion will be crowned in the coming weeks.