The Monarch Award is a Children's Choice award for Illinois K-3 students. Students read or listen to the books (see right) from December through February, and vote for their favorite book in March. Coonley 3rd graders are Monarch "election officials" and count and tally votes for the school!
In March 2017, students chose Gaston as the Coonley Monarch Award winner. This book also won the Illinois award!
Below: Voting in 2017!
Below: Counting the ballots in 2017!
Watch the video below of our 3rd grade "Election Officials" counting the votes in 2016!