Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School held its battle of the books recently, the primary competition that decides who will continue on to the district level competition.
Battle of the books is a reading initiative where students read a given list of books for that year and then form teams and participate in multi-level competitions testing their familiarity with the readings.
The stakes were high for the fifth and the sixth graders when the competition ended in a three-way tie for fifth place.
Only the top five teams continue on to the district level competition. A set of tie-breaker questions determined the victors.
Third and fourth graders that will continue to the district level competition on March 11 are:
Avery Oakes, Laura Kinney, Julianna Phillips,Will Alsworth, Jason Bobanick, Charley Skellington-Bice, Christina Morse, Cooper Brouse, Peyton Flanagan, Kristi Cross, Emily Provost, Gabby Smith, Bruce Pitre, Mikayla Mattison, Sawyer Garrett, Olivia Dalin, Makayla King and Katherine Babcock.
Fifth and sixth graders that will continue to the district level are: Caralyn Benedetto, Zoie Ferris, Evelyn Butterworth, Sarah Davis, Isabelle Hallock, Amelia Auringer, Julianna Bresha, Sydney Townsend, Vinnie Bresha, Michael Kinney, Lilly Sweeney, Katie Trumble and Brooke Wood.
Students that succeed at the district level competition will compete against other schools at the county-wide Battle of the Books on March 24 at the Fulton City School District.