Yancey keeps Eagleton Middle School eighth graders entertained

Students at Eagleton Middle School got the opportunity recently to meet a best-selling teen fiction author when Rick Yancey dropped by to speak with eighth graders at the school.

“It went great, better than we had planned or had hoped,” principal Rebecca Stone said of the Feb. 28 event. “He was wonderful. You could tell he speaks to middle school students often. He knew how to keep their attention, and they loved it.”

Stone said Yancey stuck around afterwards to have his photograph made with students. “It was a good opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime moment for some kids who may never meet a true author,” she said. “It was good for our school.”

Stone thanked the school’s literacy leader, Kaye Wrinkle, for organizing the event.

“She does such an awesome job with our kids. She promoted this for quite a while, and she worked with Hastings Books so the kids were able to purchase books, and he signed them,” Stone said.

“She does a great job, and she’s a wonderful asset for us.”

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