Elementary students participate in 11th annual Battle of the Books

Schuylerville Elementary students in grades 3-5 participated in the 11th annual Battle of the Books in a completely virtual competition this year! Students read ten books between October and March to prepare for the event under the guidance of School Library Media Specialist Maria Weeks. The titles span a variety of genres, with the intent of exposing students to several types of literature. Teams work together to share thoughts and reflections about the books in preparation for the competition’s questions.

“I liked the different selections and how we were able to try different types of books,” said Danielle Didier.

“When we were done reading the books, we were able to communicate what we thought about the books,” added Addison McMorris.

Schuylerville students were among the 414 students from 16 school districts who participated in this year’s competition. The event is organized by the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES School Library System. On the battle day, the teams are tested wide-ranging details of the books. Teams have 45 seconds to a minute to answer a question by selecting the correct title. This year, scores from the 24 participating teams were shared with coaches and students through means of digital media.

    3rd Grade

    • Logan Sharp
    • Lincoln Rust
    • Annelise Letzring
    • Robert Harrison
    • Moriah Crossman
    • Graham Singer
    • Nathan Huber
    • Caroline warner
    • Alec Guerra
    • Tovah Dickson
    • Leighanna Lindsay
    • Bianca De Los Santos
    • Addison Canary

    4th Grade

    4th Grade Battle of the Books Team
    • Emma Mosher
    • Macie McCarthy
    • Danielle Didier
    • Addison McMorris

    5th Grade

    5th Grade Battle of the Books team
    • Halle Ochal
    • Alaina Dalzell
    • Emma Hanehan
    • Ashley Wood
    • Alice Armstrong
    • Noah Nygaard
    • Elena Hoffman
    • Harlow MacNaughton