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Students Compete in Elementary Battle of the Books
This year, more than 3,000 students participated in the Battle of the Books competition at all Kent School District elementary schools. After an intense 40-question battle with strong readers and book enthusiasts, Sunrise team “The Big Book Theory (With Earrings)” was named the 2018 Elementary Battle of the Books Champions at the finals held on May 31 at Kent Elementary School.
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program encouraging students in grades four through six to read as many books from the Sasquatch Book Award and Young Readers Choice book lists as they can. Students who are interested in competing in a comprehension trivia game based on the books create teams of four (with a fifth as an alternate) to compete with other elementary schools in the District. The team who earns the most points by correctly answering the questions moves through the ranks to compete for the Battle of the Books Championship at the end of the competition.
There are four rounds of competition before the Champions are named. The preliminary round is held with teams at the classroom level. Round two is between the teams within the respective grade levels at each school. Round three determines the top team for each school and leads to a final round where the school teams compete for the District title.
Congratulations to the top teams!
1st Place: “The Big Book Theory (With Earrings)” from Sunrise
Ramneet Brar, Ella Borsheim, Alison Hoffman, Emily Huck
2nd Place: “Washington Watermelons” from Ridgewood
Lucas Leung, Kitana Ludwig, Anika Schmid, Taylor Stendera
3rd Place Three-Way Tie:
- “B.O.O.K (Best of Our Knowledge) Readers” from Fairwood
Abby Fransson, Ashley Fransson, Morgan Schrepfer
- “Hey Guys, It’s Ya Boy” from Grass Lake
Gage Kroh, Gavin Liechty, Ethan Loghry, Mason Newton
- “Terrible 2 X 2” from Lake Youngs
Dylan Bussell, Lily Hall, Jorden La, Sonja Skelton
Congratulations to all elementary teams and participating students!
- “The Chocolatey Muffins” from Carriage Crest
- “The Book Smashers” from Cedar Valley
- “Masterminds” from Covington
- “Order of the Witch” from Crestwood
- “The Sane Simulacra” from Daniel
- “The Bookwalds” from Emerald Park
- “Not Today Squad” from Glenridge
- “DL Triple J” from Horizon
- “Rising Turtle Nation” from Jenkins Creek
- “Linear Grapphs” from Kent
- “The Pawfect Lions” from Kent Mountain View
- “Tortilla Chips” from Martin Sortun
- “It’s Raining Books” from Meridian
- “Reading Whoppers” from Neely-O’Brien
- “Thank You Sarah” from Panther Lake
- “The Awesome Five” from Park Orchard
- “The Lovely Leaping Llama-corns” from Sawyer Woods
- “The No-Names” from Scenic Hill
- “The Prickl-E Pears” from Soos Creek
- “YSJR” from Springbrook