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Battle of the Books

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The Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 2nd/3rd grade levels, 4th/5th grade levels, and the 6th and above-grade levels. The group names are as follows (in no particular order): Buff (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), Blue (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), and Green (named after Gallaudet's storied Kendall Green).

There are three parts to the competition: the Preliminary competition; the Playoffs; and the National competition. The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing middle school students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship, and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst middle school students.

2015

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Dylan Dickson (8th), April Pennel (6th)

"Buff" Division

OSD placed 4th at nationals!

2016

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Tosh Chebultz (5th), April Pennel (7th)

"Buff" Division

After preliminary matches, the team advanced to the playoffs.

2017

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Tosh Chebultz (5th), April Pennel (7th)

"Buff" Division

Kelsey Jones-Sponsors
Kelsey Jones-Sponsors
Kristen Akerman-Sponsors
Kristen Akerman-Sponsors