Principal for day breaks records
He may be shorter than the average administrator, but Dublin Intermediate’s principal for Tuesday led the charge in breaking school records.
Dublin sixth-grader Ezekiel Dubois was named principal for a day after he read an astonishing five million words for the school year and tested at 98 percent correct on the tests on the books he checked out from the school library.
“When he started reaching three million, four million, we thought we needed to do something special for five million,” said Dublin Intermediate Principal Amanda Lisso.
Dubois wasn’t alone in his reading endeavors as the school recorded 164,351,341 words read among its students with an 86 percent correct average.
Not only did the students beat the school’s goal of 120 million words at 85 percent correct, but it set the school record.
Dubois reported being very excited when he was told told he would get to be principal and Lisso said he was taking the duty seriously as he escorted her on “power walks” around the campus and took notes as they visited classrooms.
He also dictated two important decrees for Tuesday as students got popcorn at the end of the day and sixth-graders got a second recess.
Dubois said he might be interested in school administration someday but admitted the principal had a lot more responsibility than he realized.
Dubois feels that literacy is important because people need written communication. He reported the favorite book he read towards his million word goal was “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”