The Sandy Creek Central School District hosted their 11th Annual Battle of the Books Competition to determine grade level winners to represent the district at the Oswego County Battle of the Books Competition on March 15th at Phoenix High School.
Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive where teams of up to three students read books from a list of ten, selected specifically for the battle each year, and then answer 16 questions about those books that begin, “In which book…” The teams earn points for the correct title and author. Teams are divided into four levels by grade level groups.
The Sandy Creek Battle saw 47 students, one of the largest groups yet, compete for the honor to represent the district in the county championships.
Level 1, grade 3-4, saw the team of Emma Gibbons, Abbygail Peter and Haidyn Soluri take the top spot. In addition to the winning team other participants included: Allie Felio, Blake Duffany, Brodi Martin, Haven Wielt, Landon Swarthout, Lilly Trumble, Maiah Owen, Marilyn Dewhirst, Paris Sprague, Remington Blodgett, Tucker Nevills, Zeydan Johnson, Adam Trudell, Alina Khan, Alyvia Brown, Brody Pecha, Lola Tessier, Maggie Wallace and Simon Preston.
Level 2, Grade 5, the team of Elizabeth Hobbs, Piper Philips and Sophie Harris earned the right to represent the district and other participants included: Aaron Grafton, Abagail Balcom, Brayden Metott, Madison Darling, and William Cole.
Level 3, Grades 6-8 had only one team participating. The team of Nikolai Rosenbaum, Ryan Landphere and Perle Convey used the event as practice to help prepare for the county competition.
Level 4, grades 9-12 featured five teams vying for the honor to represent their school. The team of Sydney Cook, Ashley Rosenbaum and Madison Brown finished in first place advancing them to the county level. Other participants included: Annie Chen, Becca Miller, Caleigh Rosenbaum, Crystal King, Elsa Graf, Emily Kehoe, Emily Smith, Margery Yousey, Samantha Ranieri, Stephany Cole and Violet Graf.
Battle of the Books is coordinated in the Sandy Creek District by Library Media Specialist Rachel Allen. Coaches for the teams include Cynthia Rudd, grades 3-4; Brandie Norton, grade 5; Karin Nemier, grades 6-8; and Jackie Gregg, grades 9-12.
The Oswego County Battle of the Books will be held on March 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Phoenix School District will play host for the event which is coordinated county-wide by the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation School Library Systems department.
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