Crestwood Student Reads Way to the Egg Bowl

Ke'azeria Johnson

Meridian, Miss. A student at Crestwood Elementary will be attending the biggest football game in Mississippi after winning a statewide contest.

Ke'azeria Johnson won three tickets to the Egg Bowl in the Mississippi Association of Educators' Be A Champion and Read Your Way to the Egg Bowl Contest.

Johnson was one of two winners out of more than 13,000 students who entered. She had to read at least six books to qualify to win.

Newscenter 11 asked her who she will be cheering for at the game.

"Mississippi State. I just don't like Ole Miss," Johnson said.

"We believe that this is a great effort for the literacy movement in our state," said Joyce Helmick, president of the MAE.

Johnson's family members say they are very proud of Ke'azeria's hard work.