On Friday, February 17th, Burns Avenue once again celebrated reading with the ninth annual Burnie Awards Ceremony. The ceremony involved the awarding of "Burnies" for the most popular biographies in the school. Prior to the ceremony, students had the opportunity of voting for their favorite biographies based upon categories such as Presidents, scientists, aviators, authors, and inventors. During the ceremony, students portrayed many historical characters from the books the were on the Burnies ballots. Students who dressed as celebrities such as Jimmy Falllon, Jennifer Lopez, and Ellen DeGeneres hosted the ceremony and presented awards to the winner in each category.
The Burnie Awards Ceremony was again a huge hit and will hopefully lead to more reading on the part of the students in the school. Thanks are offered to Mrs. Butler, the School Librarian, for all of her hard work in making the Burnies such a great success.