Maroun Elementary School Students Compete in Battle of the Books

Fifty-seven students in grades three and four at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School participated in the schoolwide Battle of the Books event, held March 14 in the intermediate cafeteria.

Maroun Elementary students, from left: Anastasia Moore, Finnegan Coons and Piper Hall happily display their first place trophies and participation medals after they scored the most points of 104 to win the building’s annual Battle of the Books event.
Maroun Elementary students, from left: Anastasia Moore, Finnegan Coons and Piper Hall happily display their first place trophies and participation medals after they scored the most points of 104 to win the building’s annual Battle of the Books event.

While the competition was tight with five teams tied for first place after halftime scores were announced, team “Furby’s, Ponies and Dragons. OH My!” earned 104 points and the right to advance to the countywide competition on March 22 at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square.

MAM teams read and studied 10 books featured in the 2016 nationwide Battle of the Books competition.

During the building battle, a total of 16 questions were asked, beginning with the words “In Which book.”

Teams had 30 seconds to come up with an answer before they voiced their answers and wrote down a key word from the title and the author’s last name on a score sheet.

Students earned eight points for a correct title and author, or five points for a title only.

No points were awarded for correct author only.

Library media specialist Steven Terchowitz served as battle emcee and congratulated all teams for dedicating their free time to reading.

All students received a participation medal.