Hamilton High School students Nikhita Nair, Ellie DeCleene, Sophia Heyn, Sydney Vande Hei and Peyton Impola (alternate) took third place in the senior division at the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Battle of the Books competing against 54 teams statewide. This is the fourth time Hamilton has placed in the top three in the last seven years.
The senior reading list includes 20 books that students read deeply to retain information about plot, character, theme, setting and other elements. The teams will receive a plaque and students will receive individual certificates.
Battle of the Books is a fun, academic-based statewide competition designed to promote a love of reading among students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters and settings. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book.