Students compete in statewide Battle of the Books

Congratulations to DASD Battle of the Books teams who participated in the state competition at the end of February.  Each school held preliminary competitions where teams of three to four students spent almost six months memorizing book titles, authors, and key events in 20 books!  One team from each school earned the honor of representing their school at the state competition.

The statewide Battle of the Books program, sponsored by Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) is designed to promote a love of reading among students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books.

Teams of students representing DeForest Area School District during the state competition were:

Eagle Point Elementary School: Ethan Bauer, Brooke Trochinski, and Brody Hemauer.
Eagle Point Elementary School: Ethan Bauer, Brooke Trochinski, and Brody Hemauer.
Windsor Elementary School: Ellee Bierman, Jenna Voegeli, Maria Olvera, and Marina Claudio. They tied for 37th.
Windsor Elementary School: Ellee Bierman, Jenna Voegeli, Maria Olvera, and Marina Claudio. They tied for 37th out of over 200 teams.
Yahara Elementary School: Owen Chambers, Gabe Kennedy, Blake Olson, Caleb Ekezie.  Their team, "The Boss Bookworms", tied for 32nd.
Yahara Elementary School: Owen Chambers, Gabe Kennedy, Blake Olson, Caleb Ekezie. Their team, “The Boss Bookworms”, tied for 32nd out of over 200 teams.
High School Division:  Sophomores John McCloskey, Emily Weisensel, Rachel Williams, and Rosie Hess. The team, calling themselves "John McCloskey and the Supremes," took 14th place out of 76 teams in their division.
High School Division: Sophomores John McCloskey, Emily Weisensel, Rachel Williams, and Rosie Hess. The team, calling themselves “John McCloskey and the Supremes,” took 14th place out of 76 teams in their division.
DeForest Area Middle School 5th and 6th grade: Jay Franz, Kylee Jansen, Mallory Taylor, and Olivia Watt.  They finished 31st in this division.
DeForest Area Middle School 5th and 6th grade: Jay Franz, Kylee Jansen, Mallory Taylor, and Olivia Watt. They finished 31st in the division of 200 teams.
Middle School Division:  8th graders Kaitlyn Younger, Kaitlyn Wojcik, Kylie Rogers, and Anna Pilecky. Their team competed against over 140 teams and finished 16th.
Middle School Division: 8th graders Kaitlyn Younger, Kaitlyn Wojcik, Kylie Rogers, and Anna Pilecky. Their team competed against over 140 teams and finished 16th.

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