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Teams compete in Battle of the Books

Ten teams of bookworms from the Oswego City School District recently showcased their reading comprehension and recollection during the Battle of the Books competition in the Robinson-Faust Theater.
The event featured two teams — primary and intermediate levels — from each of the district’s five elementary schools. Third and fourth grade students took the stage first where they answered 12 questions about a selection of books they read. The teams had to correctly identify the author and book title that each question referenced.
When all the points were tallied, the Reading Dragons, comprised of Lily Diak, Caitlyn Joyce and Dexter Nelson from Leighton Elementary, narrowly edged out their competitors to capture first place.
Following the primary competition, the five intermediate level teams took the stage to answer 16 questions about the books they read. After some intense battles, including several challenges, Leighton’s intermediate team — the Bippity Boppity Books — made it a Leighton sweep as they earned the win. Ruth Walker, Shelby Weigand and Emma Stevenson led the team to victory.
“All of the participants did an amazing job and should be very proud of what they accomplished,” said Minetto Elementary Principal Jenni Sullivan, who served as the moderator for the event. “It took a lot of work to get here. We are so proud of the effort you all put in.”
The winning teams will advance to the regional competition which will be held virtually against teams from neighboring school districts.
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