Garden Springs Elementary and Beaumont Middle School won the 2017 Battle of the Books, a competitive reading incentive program in Fayette County Public Schools. The final quiz-bowl showdowns were April 26-27 in Norsworthy Auditorium at the district’s central office.
* Winner: Garden Springs, with Michael Mungillo, Merry Parrent, and Crystal Tharappel.
* Runner-up: Veterans Park, with Isaac Cook, Aidan Waters, and Haley Williams.
* 3rd place: Garrett Morgan, with Kate Brown, Tessa Ward, and Sara Yesufu.
* 4th place: Millcreek, with Matthew Bruner, Kate Hensley, and Caden Thacker.
* Winner: Beaumont, with Erika Borck, Jenny Lee, and Erin Stratton.
* Runner-up: Leestown, with Victoria Holliday, Rachel Holland, and Abby Peck.
* 3rd place: Bryan Station, with Grace Brown, Arden Ensor, and Zach Henz.
Twenty elementaries and six middle schools participated in this year’s Battle of the Books, which encourages students to read with particular attention to detail. Each spring, the coaches select the following year’s titles – aiming to cover various interests and reading levels. For questions, contact FCPS Media Services coordinator Joni Maloney.
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