BrightFish Award Winners!

Recognizing the achievement of students and teachers

And the award goes to....

The results are in for this year’s BrightFish Awards. Congratulations to the students and teachers whose hard work in BrightFish Reading propelled them to the top of the standings!

 There were two award categories this year. The BrightFish All-Star Award recognizes students with the top points nationally in BrightFish Reading. The BrightFish District Leaders are the classes with the highest average points in their districts, with 10 or more schools using the program. 

Here are the results for this year's awards:


BrightFish All-Stars

Standings Student Name and School Points Total


Elias Montelongo, 10th Grade, The New America School,
Las Cruces, NM
Trinitee Thomas, 3rd Grade, Cloverdale Elementary School, Dothan, AL 186,759
Guadalupe Trejo, 4th Grade, Tadmore Elementary School, Gainesville, GA 175,887

District Leaders Award

Jeanette Randall and her 3rd Grade class at Cloverdale Elementary School win the District Leaders Award in Dothan City Schools, AL, for earning the top points average in the district: 50,049 points.

Laurie Scheyer and her 4th Grade class at Tadmore Elementary School win the District Leaders Award in Hall County Schools, GA, for earning the tops points average in the district: 73,086.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


BrightFish All-Stars

Students with the highest points in BrightFish Reading are this year's BrightFish All-Stars. Prizes: The top scorer wins a $100 gift card and the two finalists each receive $50 gift cards. (Based on data collected until May 5, 2017.)


BrightFish District Leaders

Districts using BrightFish Reading in 10 or more schools qualify for the BrightFish District Leaders Award. The award goes to the class with the highest average points in the district. The teacher receives a $100 gift card and the class gets a pizza party celebration!