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OMS students compete in 2022 Battle of the Books

Six teams of Oswego Middle School students participated in this year's "Battle of the Books" competition.   

The "Battle of the Books" is a reading program coordinated by Oswego Middle School's library media specialist, Mrs. Brennan-Steere, and is designed to encourage the reading of a variety of literature. Parents and faculty members served as coaches for the competing students.

In this competition, 7th and 8th grade students read a group of eight titles and competed in teams of 2-4 to answer questions in a quiz show format. All questions began with the words, “In which book…?”

Panelists for the event included Mrs. Mary Beth Fierro, OMS Principal; Mrs. Cherie Beck, Literacy Coach; and Mr. Chris VanGorder, ENL Instructor. Coaches included Mrs. Joan Newell, Mrs. Lisa Sykut, Ms. Abigail Shafer, Ms. Clare Donovan and Mr. Jim Livingston.

"We are proud of everyone's participation and commitment to this exciting event," Brennan-Steere said.

The first place team was the "Rainy Day Book Club," consisting of team members Katrianna Fronk, Alina Sykut, and Jillian Wallace. They will represent Oswego Middle School at the Onondaga/Oswego County Regional Battle on March 25.

Front row, left to right: Madeleine Shaver, Marbielynn Concepcion, Elliott Newell, Alina Sykut, Lily Anzalone, Delaney Bobbett and Makenzie VanPatten.
Back row, left to right: Maria Sweet, Leonard Lin, Liam Sugar, Leah Kelly, Julia Pearson, Aaron O'Brien, Katrianna Fronk, Jillian Wallace, Xavier Hough, Ava Miller and Eve MacKenzie. Missing from the photo: Abigail Jaskula.

The winning team shot, left to right: Katrianna Fronk, Alina Sykut, and Jillian Wallace.
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