Students take part in Battle of the Books

Submitted Photo Pictured during the Battle of the Books competition on Jan. 24 are John Hoeven Elementary fourth graders Abigail Long, Nola Colby and Wrigley Sandberg, the Girls for Greatness team, and Edison fourth graders Ava Barnard, Ethan Dangerfield and Aidan Beaton, the Rainforest Readers team. The moderator was Dean Dalen.

Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the Minot Public School District participated in the Battle of the Books competition on Jan. 24.

According to John Hoeven Elementary teacher Carla Richardson, the quiz bowl-style competition tested the students’ knowledge of 12 books from a pre-selected list.

Students from seven Minot elementaries competed in teams of three. Students from Edison Elementary and John Hoeven Elementary competed in the final showdown and the team from Edison Elementary, comprised of Ethan Dangerfield, Aidan Beaton, and Ava Barnard, was declared the district champion. The kids have been reading the books since last October as part of America’s Battle of the Books competition.


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