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Lenihan holds 7th annual Battle of the Books Bash

Marshalltown Public Library hosted nearly 100 fifth and sixth graders yesterday for the 7th annual Lenihan Battle of the Books Bash.

Twenty-two teams (20 from Lenihan, two from MACS) of 4-5 students each gathered at MPL, each earning a spot in the BOB Bash by scoring high on a qualifying exam about dozens of books read by each student. After qualifying each student was given an additional seven books to read before Feb. 25.

In the morning students participated in numerous hands-on learning activities throughout the library and in the afternoon competed several rounds of trivia based on the books read.

Once the points were tallied, these teams came out as the top scorers:

  • First Place: “The Big Book Theory” – Front (L to R): Aidan Burnside, Caleb Summers. Back: Carissa King, Olivia Stone, Emily Miller.
  • Second Place: “Furious Five on Fire” – (L to R) Seth Derby, Tavis Reisdorf, Wyatt DeMeyer, Bennett Hageman, Joseph Barlow.
  • Third Place: “Sugar Cookies” (MACS) – (L to R) Nathalie Iacona, Katelin Froelich, Stella Roseburrough-Borras, and Jacob Eberle.

Every student participating received a certificate and a free book.