Battle of the Books


For the past two months there has been a lot happening with Battle of the Books. Teams were formed back in January consisting of 4-5 students per team. All teams were given a list of 16 books in which they had to read and learn.

This year, Wascher had 96 students participate, resulting in 23 teams. That is the most we have ever had!

What started out as 23 teams, eventually became the top 8, and a double elimination tournament began. The top 8 teams moving on were: The Lafayette Lions, The butterfly Jewels, Nerdy Squad, Ninja Kittens, Wildcat’s Roar, Nerd Herd, Neon Ninjas and the Buffalo wings. The Butterfly Jewels lost their second battle, but came back strong, winning their next 3 and securing their place in the top 2. The Lafayette Lions also found their way in the final 2 by winning each battle they had fought, without losing any.

The Championship battle took place during an all-school assembly. Excitement filled the air as both teams took the stage. The Butterfly Jewels came on strong winning the first battle, and forcing another round to be played. Parents, students and teachers were on the edge of their seats, cheering loudly for both teams. It was a great hard-fought battle, ultimately ending with The Lafayette Lions winning and thus becoming Wascher’s 2013 Battle of the Books Champions.

The Lafayette Lions will move on to regionals and will represent Wascher, Saturday, March 9th @ 9:00am at the Lincoln Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon. Everyone is welcome to go and cheer them on.

All teams did very well, and we would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Battle of the Books this year. Thank you for a very successful year and we hope to see you all again next year! HAPPY READING!!

List of all the Battle of the Book teams:

  • Lafayette Lions
  • The Butterfly Jewels
  • Book Bookies
  • Star Struck
  • The Wildcat’s Roar
  • The Nerd Herd
  • Buffalo Wings
  • The JalapeƱos
  • The Wildcat Readers
  • Tiny Maniacs
  • The Thunder Readers
  • Ghost Riders
  • Reading Devils
  • The Extreme Team
  • The Fast 5 Trouble Makers
  • Mind Readers
  • Book Bees
  • Champions
  • Ninja Kittens
  • Nerdy Squad
  • Bulldogs
  • Neon Ninjas
  • The Hippie Gummy Bears

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