Delano students ‘battle it out over’ books

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.

Winning readers for Delano Schools Battle of the Books in Grade 3 are, left to right, Jaxon Duberstein, Joey Coyle, Victoria Shaffer, Ashley Jones, Lindsey Carlson, Madison Mittelstaedt, Marissa Huikko and Isabelle King.

Winning readers for Delano Schools Battle of the Books in Grade 3 are, left to right, Jaxon Duberstein, Joey Coyle, Victoria Shaffer, Ashley Jones, Lindsey Carlson, Madison Mittelstaedt, Marissa Huikko and Isabelle King.

The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.

Taking top honors are fourth grade students, left to right, Hunter Elwood, Katie Stewart, Sydney Wuerger, Aliya Johnson, Peyton Dickhausen, Gianna Arthur, Colby Kern, Caleb Schrein and Dawson Dailey.

Taking top honors are fourth grade students, left to right, Hunter Elwood, Katie Stewart, Sydney Wuerger, Aliya Johnson, Peyton Dickhausen, Gianna Arthur, Colby Kern, Caleb Schrein and Dawson Dailey.

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.

Conquering book battle participants for grades 5 to 8 are, in the front, left to right, Kory Dunnigan, Jackson Raskob and Michael Weber. In the back, left to right, are Alyssa Dunnigan, Madeline Bersie, Stephanie Almquist, Jack Weber, Tucker Sjomeling and Seth Thoelke.

Conquering book battle participants for grades 5 to 8 are, in the front, left to right, Kory Dunnigan, Jackson Raskob and Michael Weber. In the back, left to right, are Alyssa Dunnigan, Madeline Bersie, Stephanie Almquist, Jack Weber, Tucker Sjomeling and Seth Thoelke.

This event is run through the Gifted and Talented program under the direction of Gwen Briesemeister.

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