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Fifth graders win Battle of the Books

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On March 3, Mr. Matzek's fifth grade "Battle of the Books" team won the Malone Battle of the Books competition.

The team was coached by parent volunteer, Veronica Ford.

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to improve reading comprehension and is offered through the Gifted and Talented program under the direction of Mrs. Johnson at Malone Elementary.

In February, members of the fifth grade classes volunteered to form a team. Approximately three to four members of each team were assigned to read one book from a list of five. The members were also to attend three practice sessions, which were coached by parent volunteers. This year, each team is made up of approximately 20 students.

After answering a series of 15 questions, Mr. Matzek's team took first place with a total of 26 points, while Mrs. Raebel's team, coached by parent volunteer Charolette Nelson, took second place with 24 points, and Mrs. Christenson's team, coached by parent volunteer Amanda Purdom took third place with 22 points.

Congratulations to all the teams for their tremendous effort!