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KSD Elementary Students Take the Top Two Spots in Area Wide Book Contest

Students in the Kirkwood School District took the top two spots in the annual Area-Wide Elementary School Book Battle in May. Teams of students from 13 area schools came together virtually for this year’s competition. The Tillman Elementary School team won first place, and the Keysor Elementary team tied for second place.

The annual Area-Wide Elementary School Book Battle is coordinated by Confluence Academy South City. The competition gives students the opportunity to meet and discuss current books of interest. The competition consists of 60 questions about ten different books. To prepare, the teams of third to fifth grade students read and discussed the books contained on the book battle list. Students are challenged to remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. They also learn cooperation and dedication as they compete while representing their schools.

Team members from Tillman include: Lucas Arthur, Rosie Clement, Ajna Filipovic, Asher Gilson, Carson Hanna, Leighton Hietpas, Stella Rolwes, Spencer Schlund, Ruby Slotkin, and Nora Willis. The team was coached by Library Media Specialist Elizabeth Curtis.

Team members from Keysor include: Ella Gegg, Josephine Kim, Charlotte Chen, James Rogers, Elina Peterson, Sofia Mancini, Rita Melton, Stephen Dowell, Olive Sigmon, and Thea Hafner. The team was coached by Library Media Specialist Jen Bartin. 

For their victories, the teams each received a team trophy, and each student received a book, bookmark and reading light.