Middle school readers place first

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Middle school reading team members Zach Amato, Mike Killinger, Caedon Poe, Emma Corrado, Sarah Berkowitz, Lydia Worthing, Olivia Gregg, Sophia Rocco, Jake Martin, and Tyler Mercer.

Kara Engle, Staff Writer

Bellwood-Antis’s Middle School reading competition team won first at their one and only spring competition at Forrest Hills Middle School.

The reading competition consists of Zach Amato, Mike Killinger, Caedon Poe, Emma Corrado, Sarah Berkowitz, Lydia Worthing, Olivia Gregg, Sophia Rocco, Jake Martin, and Tyler Mercer.

In this spring competition, there was a list of forty two books that the team reads and there was fifty-two teams who competed against each other.

The scoring is usually determined by getting a cutoff of scores, which is about half the teams, and do logical breaks in the score to determine first, second, and third place. The highest scoring teams wins a trophy. Bellwood was the third highest scoring team which falls into first place.

Mrs. Kathy Taylor, the reading competition coach, said they prepared for this competition by having practice rounds and just making sure they read the books and memorized them.

They read the books and got up against a couple tough teams.”

— Mrs. Taylor

“It was a good win for the kids,” said Mrs. Taylor. “They read the books and got up against a couple tough teams.”

There’s another competition in the fall and they have a different set of books for each of the competitions.