SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The South Bend Community School Corporation hosted the 18th annual ‘Battle of the Books’ at Clay International Academy on Friday.
The challenge encourages high school students to read 20 titles during the school year, focusing on books with diverse characters and authors.
During the competition, students came together to answer 100 trivia questions about the books in five rounds. This year’s events will be held in person, with 20 teams competing, along with a team made up of the School Board and Superintendent Dr. Cummings.
The teams are coached by librarians and other teachers from their home schools.
Three teams are named winners and receive gold, silver or bronze medals.
The winning team will also receive a banner and plaque for their school, commemorative books and t-shirts.
“I never forget my reading because literally most of the summer is spent sitting on the couch in front of a book,” said Lucy Brueseke, a student participant. And I love reading because on a hot summer day you can just disappear into another world inside a book and that’s another reason why they should be reading during the summer and it’s always a good learning experience and an opportunity to learn new things. also. .”
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