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Hamilton team wins state Battle of the Books

Hamilton High School students Dorothy Palmer, Maja Pechanach, Nikhita Nair, Ellie DeCleene and Sean LaVoy (alternate) took first place in the senior division at the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Battle of the Books competing against 61 teams statewide. This is the third time Hamilton has won first place in the last six years.HHS-Battle-of-the-BooksWEB477

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.