8th-grade Battle of the Books
I am so proud of Walnut Springs' 8th-grade Battle of the Books team!! At the March 20th competition, the Walnut Springs' team competed against eight other schools and received the 4th-place honor. All of Westerville's four middle schools placed in the top four spots!
The twelve-member BOTB group had 21 weeks to read 18 novels. In addition to reading each book, they also had to take Accelerated Reader (AR) tests, write thoughtful test questions, contribute to the club Wiki, and attend monthly meetings. The five members with the most points, along with two alternates, were able to participate in the district competition.
This year's team members were: Kelsey Cox, Kaitlyn Wetta, Kia Malkin, Logan Kocka, and Erik Hynes. Alternates were: Mackenzie Rahwan and Desmond Fernandez.
Thank you to all of the group members for their commitment and excitement and to the team members for their excellent sportsmanship and positive attitude!