Showalter had a successful 2017 Literacy Night, celebrating students’ accomplishments and getting excited about summer reading. Students showcased their work, sharing how literacy impacts the world around us. 8th graders, Markell Jackson and Xavier Bowen, were one of many student groups who shared their Language Arts Activism Project, giving a presentation on teen violence and the impact on our community. Bowen asked, “Can we count on you all to help us come together and end violence in our community?”