This year’s Page Elementary Battle of the Books champion is fourth-grader Lucy Teunessen with the runner-up, fourth-grader Elise DeBoer. Students read books during March’s reading month celebration, then had classroom competitions where they answered questions about the books. The winner from each classroom the competed in the school-wide finals competition.
The battle encourages students to not only read, but also encourages retention of facts and information from the books.
The 16 finalists took turns answering questions about the books they read, taking 13 rounds before the winner was crowned.
Other finalists were Emma Reil, Aaron VanderWalt, Colton Wieringa, Grace Rabley, Devon Barnill, Aveline Jordan, Abigal Dumond, Tyler Voss, Caleb Summerhays, Hudson Thomas, Cohen Hautau, Kaylee Green, Hailie Zahl, Evelyn Callahan.