Battle of the Books held

Published 8:57 am Friday, June 3, 2011

Hawthorne students from left: Emily Wangen, Natalie Weiland, Katie Boettcher, Courtney Smith, Anna Boettcher, Alexis Tasker and Benjamin Seavey.

Sixth-graders in the Albert Lea School District met at Albert Lea High School on May 18 for the 22nd annual Battle of the Books event. Last fall, sixth-graders were introduced to 11 books in Division II of the Maud Hart Lovelace Minnesota Young Readers’ 2010-11 award. They were encouraged to read the books and submit questions for the annual contest. Lakeview Elementary School had the most points at the end of the contest and Halverson Elementary School was the recipient of the Leah Staloch Memorial Award for sportsmanship.

Lakeview students first row from left: Callie Hanson, Jacob Bordewick and Emily Strom. Second row from left: Justine Nelson, Kathryn Flaherty, Ryan Nelson and Ian Oolman.

Sibley students first row from left: Brianna Shea, Alana Skarstad and Morgan Phillips. Second row from left: Liana Schallock, Madi Lindely, Madeline Phillips and Allissa Wacek.

Halverson students from left: Hannah Reese, Mackenzie Glaser, Matthew Palmer, Tanner Palmer, Loryssa Petersen, Ruby Ojeda and Christina Johnson.

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