James wins annual Book Bowl contest

After nine rounds of competition, James Elementary’s Books R Us team won the district’s 2022 Bulldog Book Bowl on Tuesday for the fourth time in the last five years. Team members included: Manny Garcia-Botello, Clara Mart, Satinka Nicholson, Eddy Sapp, Lyric Songer and Kamiyah Wise. The team coaches were Allison Adams and Julie Schuck.

The Liberty Hurricanes entered the championship round and finished second. Team members included: Olivia Fowler, TyLynn Johnson, Ava Jordan, Payton Kendrick, Bella Malone and Gabe Mason. The team coaches were Chris Gravett and Kari Swartz.

Students who achieved Master Quizzer status by correctly answering four questions in a quiz round were: Manny Garcia-Botello, Kamiyah Wise, James’s Books R Us: Macie VandenBerg, Eisenhower Elite; Henry Bame, Eisenhower Emeralds; Olivia Fowler, Ava Jordan, Gabe Mason, Liberty Hurricanes; Blake Walker, Wilson’s Ruff Times; and Blake Goldsmith and Lilli Sosa, Wonderous Worders by Horace Mann.

District media specialists created this quiz-like contest for fifth graders in 2001 to promote reading. Schools select teams of up to six students to represent their school. Students read and study nine books with a school sponsor. During the contest, students use the titles of each book to answer questions. Each team competes twice against randomly drawn opponents. The scores of the two rounds are tallied and the two best performing teams compete in the final round. Eight teams participated in the event.

The James team

The Books R Us team

The Freedom team

Liberty Hurricanes

quiz masters

Quiz Masters 2022

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