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Battle of the Books Motivates Students to Get Reading

Mar 04, 2019

Representing sixteen middle schools, more than 130 students gathered on the afternoon of February 23 at Centennial High School for the annual Cross Town Read Down: Battle of the Books competition.

With the successful Librarypalooza, authors visiting campuses and an ever-growing community presence, librarians are hard at work in Frisco ISD.

The Cross Town Read Down gives students who love to read and compete the opportunity to do both while being able to represent their school at a District level.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students battled against each other in a tournament-style competition with questions coming from a set of 10 books each campus received. The competition’s questions pertained to book characters, the storyline, theme, title quotes and author.

At stake was the coveted Battle of the Books trophy.

After a fierce competition, the Desk Dummies of Fowler Middle School earned the honor of taking the trophy back to their campus for the second year in a row.

Well done to all of the students who competed, especially the top-four teams who jockeyed for their positions until the very end and received medals for their hard work.

1st place
The Desk Dummies of Fowler Middle School
Goutham Aelluri, Shrenick Gannamani, Siddharth Sridhar, Nevin Valayathil and Brian Zhou

2nd place
Team Ten of Nelson Middle School
Mansi Goli, Saif Lakhani, Saanvi Mukkara and Aditya Venkataraman

3rd place
Team Quoitet of Roach Middle School
Grant Brake, Chloe Lee, Harini Sarvanana and Isabella Zuo

4th place
Team Titlewave of Pearson Middle School
Neha Alagu, Sahasra Gutta, Stuti Menon, Ragavee Seenivasan and Navvya Srivastava

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