Lenihan students enjoy Battle of the Books


This team of Lenihan students earned a third-place finish in this year’s Battle of the Books competition. Pictured from left: Carter Hutchison, Jamison Niehouse, Eduardo Bañuelos, Lizzie Bethel, Gavin Freiberg, and Elise Brott.

Dozens of Lenihan Intermediate School students have been reading avidly over the past several weeks, and their hard work was rewarded Monday at the Battle of the Books Bash. 

Marshalltown Public Library hosted the 78 Lenihan Battle of the Books participants, along with several St. Francis Catholic School students. Small teams of students were tasked with reading 25 books and their knowledge of those books was tested Monday. 

The teams competed in a quote quiz, where they tried to correctly match a given quote with one of the books they read, and a team of Lenihan students emerged victorious in that contest. 

The local Battle of the Books competition is hosted by Marshalltown Public Library. The goal of the program is to spark students’ interest and passion for reading books.