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Young readers match wits at Shiloh Point
The Reading Warriors, from left, Duke Baek, Austin Nguyen, Prem Amin and Nate Fallon celebrate after winning a round in the Battle of the Books at Shiloh Point Elementary. - photo by Jennifer Sami

Students at Shiloh Point Elementary slugged it out Wednesday and Thursday during the school’s second annual Battle of the Books Competition.

The national program promotes reading, as well as teamwork and partnership throughout the course of the year, and culminates at the battle.

Shiloh Point third- through fifth-graders were arranged into teams and pitted against each other, answering plot and character questions from certain books.

Correct answers were followed with bonus points for identifying the author.

Books used as required reading for the competition included “Charlotte’s Web” and “Freckle Juice.”

Third-graders had to read a dozen books, but the challenge more than doubled for fourth- and fifth-graders, who had to comprehend 30 books.

First place for third grade went to the Rockin’ Readers, whose members included Catherine Stoerker, Shruthi Sundaram, Alex Imbrogno and Alexis Wentworth.

The Apples won the fourth- and fifth-grade competition. Members include Cate deCastro, Kelsey Brazier, Robyn Shin and Natalie Paris.