CORNELIUS – Parent-Teacher Organization members at J.V. Washam Elementary are setting their sights high for the upcoming spring book fair.

Last fall’s book fair, titled “To the Book Fair and Beyond! Reading is out of this World!” earned the school a President’s Award for Exceptional Performance for Student Engagement in the Scholastic Book Fair’s national elementary school contest, earning the school a $500 shopping voucher from Scholastic. The weeklong event featured a visit from Rufus, the mascot for the Charlotte Bobcats; a boys vs. girls loose change drive; and Washam’s Wall of Wishes, an activity in which students wrote about their ambitions for the future. The school was one of eight elementary schools to win the award.

The school’s spring “buy one, get one free” spring book fair runs from May 7-11.