Fairgrieve Students Battle it Out with Books


Practice made perfect for Fairgrieve Elementary students who read and studied 10 books as part of the second annual schoolwide Battle of the Books competition, held Feb. 24 in the school cafeteria.
“The Fantastic Green Readers” and “The Golden Eagle Reader” teams in Level One, comprised of students in grades three and four, and “The Best T.E.A.M.” and “The Reading Rascals” teams in Level Two, comprised of students in grades five and six, will compete against Granby, Volney and Lanigan elementary teams during the districtwide Battle of the Books on March 9 at the Fulton Education Center.
The top teams from the district competition will earn the right to represent the Fulton City School District in the countywide Battle of the Books event March 22 at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square.
Fairgrieve teams answered 16 questions based on books featured in the 2016 nationwide Battle of the Books competition. Teams had 30 seconds to answer the questions, giving the book title and author. Students were also required to write down their answers, to which they earned eight points for a correct title and author, or five points for a title only. No points were awarded for correct author only.
Level One team members include Grace Hutton, Orissa Nelson and Carleigh Patterson for “The Fantastic Green Readers,” Riley Niver, Doug VanSanford and Natalie Miller for “The Golden Eagle Readers,” Kenadie Shatraw, Emily Barrett and Alexa Halstead for “Morawski Readers,” Ciara Dillingham, McKenna Lawson and Moira Percival for “Pink Explorers 2.0,” Natasha Carpenter, Megan Gates and Abby Miner for “Pink Shooting Stars,” and Matisyn Brockway, Dawson Krause and Rylee Spencer for “Royal Readers.”
Level Two team members include EvaLynn Dickens, Tiffany Macri and Madison Clark for “The Best T.E.A.M,” Allie Coakley, Rosiline Knoblock and Molly Williams for “The Pink Ribbon Readers,” and Ashton Middleton and Ethan Weaver for “The Reading Rascals.”
Third-place teams from both levels one and two will serve as alternates at the districtwide competition if one of the winning teams are unable to compete.
Fairgrieve’s Battle of the Books was coordinated by Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal. FCSD Battle of the Books organizer Stephanie Maturo said dozens of students districtwide remain enthusiastic about the friendly competition.

Below are several photos from the recent Fairgrieve Battle of the Books competition.