Glenwood Elementary student selected as ‘Little Literacy Leader’

Liiah Santoyo-Chacon, a third-grader at Glenwood Elementary, has been selected as one of 10 Tennessee children to serve as “Little Literacy Leaders” in their communities as part of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation’s Tenn Under 10 initiative.

As part of this recognition, Liiah will receive a $1,500 post-secondary education scholarship through a TNStars 529 account.

“This scholarship means that my dreams will come true,” said Santoyo-Chacon.

Liiah will be celebrated in front of her peers at Glenwood Elementary School at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17.

Principal Virginia Boles, president of GELF James Pond, nominating teacher Billie Goldston, and recipient Liiah will all be present to give remarks. The reception will include a check presentation and giveaways for students in attendance.

The Tenn Under 10 “Little Literacy Leaders” are third-grade students from communities across the state who have faced and overcome obstacles impeding their literacy.