Over 250 Escambia Students Compete In Annual Battle Of The Books

May 6, 2021

A virtual version of the Escambia County School District’s Battle of the Books was held last Saturday as 256 students on 55 teams from 22 schools competed.

Each team was tested on their knowledge of books from the Sunshine State Young Readers book lists. Each team completed virtually from their school with four rounds of 10 questions, plus a tie breaking lightning round if needed.

The 2020-2021 Battle of the Books  winners for ECSD were:

Third Grade

  • 1st Place: Beulah Elementary School’s “The 5 Booketeers”
    • Coaches: Brooke Ferrara, Denise Williamson and Sara Smith
    • Students: Mason Gibson, Kyleigh Dunning, Lucas Duarte, Devyn McCarron, and Forrest Hoxworth
  • 2nd Place: Bratt Elementary School’s “Third Grade Team”
    • Coaches: Shonna Gilmore and Sherri Carter
    • Students: Riverly Heathcock, Ella Grace Diller, Zoe Jantz, Rylan Johnson, and Jonah Carter
  • 3rd Place: Pleasant Grove Elementary School’s “Titans of Text”
    • Coaches: Kristi Suarez, Kaylin Roy, and Cheyanne Forbes
    • Students: Raeylin Richardson, Sullivan Bell, Dylan Roy and Lailah Harris

Fourth Grade

  • 1st Place: Blue Angels Elementary School’s “The Book Crew”
    • Coach: Angela Kriner
    • Students: Olivia Wood, Derek Chen, Destiny Donaldson, Layla Emory, and Mackenzie Kanzelmar
  • 2nd Place: A.K. Suter Elementary School’s “Suter 1”
    • Coach: Paula Stillman
    • Students: Violet Barnett, Theo Perry, Maida Wells, Jonah Alonzo, and Lucas Ramos
  • 3rd Place: Cordova Park Elementary School’s “Cordova Colts 4”
    • Coach: Lori Hahn
    • Students: Piper Johnson, Olivia King, Lyra Kuykindall, Haven Parker, and Abigail Peterson

Fifth Grade

  • 1st Place: Cordova Park Elementary School’s “Cordova Colts 5”
    • Coach: Lori Hahn
    • Students: Piper Johnson, Olivia King, Lyra Kuykindall, Haven Parker, and Abigail Peterson
  • 2nd Place: McArthur Elementary School’s “Books for Life”
    • Coach: Jennifer Beal
    • Students: Addisyn Butler, Hadley Krantz, Chloe Murray, Adyson Payton, and Scottie Pennewell
  • 3rd Place: Ferry Pass Elementary School’s “Beauty and the Books”
    • Coaches: Heather Horn, Madelyn Cognevich, and Jenna Gunter
    • Students: Jenna Khalaf, Alexia Granados, Claire Maddox

Middle School – 6-8th Grades

  • 1st Place: Bellview Middle School’s “Team B”
    • Coach: Michelle Lingo
    • Students: Landon Beard, Ricky McGregor and Heather Wells
  • 2nd Place: Bellview Middle School’s “Team A”
    • Coach: Michelle Lingo
    • Students: Gaven Carter, Andy Pham, and Cara Schmitt
  • 3rd Place: Jim Bailey Middle School’s “Bulldogs Rock”
    • Coach: Roberta Wetzel
    • Students: Kaylin Honeycuttt, Lin Xi Niedbala, Alexis Speegle and Cody Thompson

Pictured: Beulah Elementary School’s first place third grade Battle of the Books team. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Over 250 Escambia Students Compete In Annual Battle Of The Books”

  1. Shay on May 6th, 2021 7:53 pm

    Great job!! You all are awesome!!

  2. JJ on May 6th, 2021 10:28 am

    Congratulations, Zoe and Bratt Elementary Team! Y’all killed it! Great job!

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