KPS, Minetto teams advance to county Battle of the Books final

Jack DelConte and Cole Puckett of the Minetto Elementary School Battle of the Books team were all smiles after winning the Oswego City School District’s Intermediate competition, sending them on to the March 15 county-wide Battle of the Books final.The Oswego City School District has crowned its 2017-2018 Battle of the Books champions and the teams from Kingsford Park Elementary School and Minetto Elementary School will represent the district at the upcoming county-wide final competition.
KPS’ Aaron O’Brien, Evan Sanders and Grady Shanly took home the top prize in the Primary Team (grades 3 and 4) round while Minetto’s Jack DelConte and Cole Puckett punched their ticket in the Intermediate Team (grades 5 and 6) round.
The competition was moderated by OCSD Superintendent Dr. Dean Goewey, with a panel of judges and scorekeepers featuring senior cabinet officials Dr. Heidi Sweeney, Carrie Plasse and Nancy Squairs.
Both the KPS and Minetto teams now look forward to the March 15 Oswego County Battle of the Books Final, where they will face off against their fellow champion readers from the county’s nine school districts.