Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a nationwide reading incentive program where students, who love to read, can compete. This optional program is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Interested students form teams of 3-5 players. Team members collectively read all twelve titles handed down by the Battle of the Books committee. Then, in game-show format, teams "battle" against each other, identifying the title of the book and the author of the clues given by the host. In tournament style, winning teams advance until we have an All-School winner. The Washington Middle School winner battled against the winning teams from Jefferson, Marshall, and Reeves middle schools. Each year, the winning school captures the traveling trophy to take back to their school for the next year.

Congratulations to BOB Army, this years' championship team!  They won in a closely fought battle against Just Another Mashugana Pineapple is Back, our second place team.


Battle of the Books wrap-up!

BOB Army got one extra practice when they battled against the two staff teams on Tuesday, March 26 during 6th period.  The battle was close throughout the sixteen questions, but in the end, BOB Army was victorious.  We then went into the SPEED ROUND (15 seconds per question), and the student team won by a landslide!

Then, at 6pm, BOB Army faced the championship teams from Jefferson, Marshall and Reeves in front of a packed library.  In the last question of the night, Jefferson's team pulled ahead of Washington to capture the traveling trophy.  Great season, everyone!

Traveling Trophy