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Highland Students Take First and Third in Battle of the Books

Two Libertyville middle school teams of students placed in area competition.

Two teams of l students recently competed in a Lake County Battle of the Books, placing first and third in the competition.

Placing first were team members Emily Baumstark, Ryan Bogan, Katy LaPradd, Paul Manfredini, Kirsten Reid, Lexie Stavarkos, Katie Stelling, Sarah Townsend and Preston Wrolstad. Members of the third place team were Jacob Dikelsky, Leah Hartung, Jared Hedlund, Deanna Krikorian, Katherine Liu, Nell McGuan, Samantha Nelson, Olivia Richardson, Sophie Richardson, and Sara Scheibler.

         In the competition coordinated by school librarians, students tested their knowledge about the 20 books they read. All the books were nominated for the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. The round robin competition was held March 14 at Beach Park Middle School. 

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