November 15, 2021 12:00 AM



 Moulton Elementary Student Wins AEA’s Be A Champion and Read Contest


Montgomery, Alabama, November 15, 2021 –  The Alabama Education Association is pleased to announce Racen Sutton from Moulton Elementary School in Lawrence County is the Auburn winner of the 2021 AEA Be A Champion and Read Contest. As the Auburn winner, Racen will receive the grand prize of attending the Iron Bowl game which includes sideline access to meet Aubie, Auburn’s cheerleaders, and participate in pre-game activities along with two guests.


AEA’s Be A Champion and Read contest ran from September to October and challenged K-6 students to read at least six reading-level appropriate books. In one month, over 20,000 students read more than 120,000 books. This year marks the ninth year of Alabama’s largest and only statewide reading contest – a contest that has seen over half a million student participants representing every Alabama school district.


“AEA is dedicated to promoting a love of reading for all Alabama students, and our Be A Champion and Read Contest is a terrific way to motivate students to read,” said AEA President Dr. Susan Williams Brown.  “I congratulate our Auburn winner, Racen, and all the students who participated in this year’s contest. I encourage them all to continue to engage in reading for fun, because we know that reading is the foundation of all learning.”


To learn more about the Alabama Education Association and the AEA Be A Champion and Read Contest, please visit


AEA President Dr. Susan Williams Brown (left) and

Moulton Elementary Principal Kendra Parker (right)

pictured with Racen Sutton (center), the Auburn Be A

Champion and Read Winner.



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For more information, contact:

Susie Ellison

Alabama Education Association