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Hamilton team places third in state Battle of the Books

Hamilton High School students Ellie DeCleene, Nikhita Nair, 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 58 teams statewide. Hamilton has placed in the top three in the last three years.

Photo of five students on Battle of the Books team

The senior reading list includes 20 books that students read deeply. 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, settings and other elements. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book.