HISD student among nation’s top 10 summer readers through myON

Apurba Roy

Apurba Roy

Apurba Roy, an eighth-grade student at Grady Middle School, has been named one of the top 10 readers in the nation by myON, for logging more than 140 hours on that reading website over the summer break.

As a part of her prize, Apurba received a $50 gift card from Muses3, LLC, the representative of myON in Southeast Texas. She was formally recognized during a special ceremony held on Nov. 18 at her campus.

“There were tens of thousands of students competing in the secondary category, and Apurba placed in the top 10, but that isn’t the whole picture,” said Dr. Carl Franklin, myON account manager. “Her reading was part of a very busy summer schedule. She volunteered at her school for a month, worked with us on activities related to her ambassadorship, and then visited relatives in India for several weeks. She is truly an exceptional student.”

“I’m impressed with Apurba for how much time she spent reading over the summer, even though she had multiple duties,” added Grady MS Principal Gretchen Hoffman. “She volunteered here, and as soon as she finished that, went to her home country. Even with all that, she continued to read, not even knowing that she was going to be part of another competition. It’s just about the reading.”

Apurba was previously recognized as a myON “Reader Leader” for the amount of time she spent reading in May.