We had over 200 students sign-up to participate in this year’s Battle of the Books!
Way to go, everyone!!!
We know it took a ton of dedication and focus to reach the Regional Battles–and, we’re SO PROUD of each and every one of you for your hard work! For those that continued on to represent GCSD’s team, we also have some well-deserved recognition to highlight below.
Our High School Team won 1st place in the state!
Our High School Team battled against 16 other teams, statewide. The team consisted of:
· Katie Jones, Fairbanks
· Aveline Larroque, Anchorage
· Lucia Larroque, Anchorage
· Coach: Suzanne Alioto, Kenai Contact teacher
Our Middle School Team won 8th place in the state!
Our Middle School Team battled against 17 other teams, statewide. The team consisted of:
· Samuel Jones, Fairbanks
· Lydia Schwartz, Soldotna
· Lily Esmailka, Galena
· Coach: Apryll Walker, IDEA Coach Mat-Su Office
Our 5th and 6th Grade Team won 1st place in the state!
Our 5th and 6th Grade Team battled against 30 other teams, statewide. The team consisted of:
· Violet Thomas, Barrow
· Ida Bodony, Galena
· Elodie Frisk, Soldotna
· Coach: Janice Salsman, Resource Room Coordinator, SE Office
Our 3rd and 4th Grade Team won 3rd place in the state!
Our 3rd and 4th Grade Team battled against 27 other teams, statewide. The team consisted of:
· Isabelle Massey, Anchorage
· Josie Odell, Anchorage
· Landon Barnum, Fairbanks
· Coach: Leah VanOrder, Contact Teacher, Anchorage office
Thank you again, to all of the students, for participating!
And, a big shout out to all of the parents, families, coaches, and supporters! We appreciate all of the hours that went into organizing and preparing for the Battles. It was an awesome effort all around and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone!