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Hamilton team wins state Battle of the Books



Hamilton High School students Erin Magoon, Krystal Fedie, Chloe Simchick and Ciara Cronin took first place in the high school division at the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Battle of the Books.

From a list of 20 young adult and adult books, the girls read a total of 6,816 pages and competed against 67 teams across the state.

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.

WEMTA sponsors three divisions. The senior division reading list exposes students to current award-winning literature. The list incorporates awards such as Golden Archer, Newbery, Printz, Siebert and others.