A Battle of the Books competition was recently held for students at Delano Elementary and Middle Schools. Several participated in this event, which promotes reading.
The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.
To begin the competition, a list of books is selected for each grade level. Students choose a team of three, and begin reading. The completion of the competition is held in a “quiz show” format, where students compete against other well-read teams for first, second and third place medals.
This event is run through the Gifted and Talented program under the direction of Gwen Briesemeister.