Brianna Boyd, Editor
In a contest as nail biting as a sporting competition, over 300 avid readers from Gretchen Higgins Elementary faced off in the Battle of the Books Monday.
Instead of using balls and bats in this competition, the third to sixth graders used their reading, memory and comprehension skills to field questions on a number of pre-selected books. Close to 100 third graders, divided into 24 teams of four, faced off in a grade-level battle that morning. Meanwhile, 170 fourth to sixth graders, divided into 43 teams, split into two groups for the first round of battles, with the top 10 teams facing off in a site battle that afternoon.