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Bolton youth win regional ‘Battle of the Books’

Bolton’s trophy-winning reading comprehension team celebrates their victory in a regional competition. Team members include (left to right): coach Denise Jorgensen, Skyler Scott, Isaac Beuerman, Isaac Herrick, Andrew Johnson and Kiki Dobert.
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Bolton’s trophy-winning reading comprehension team celebrates their victory in a regional competition. Team members include (left to right): coach Denise Jorgensen, Skyler Scott, Isaac Beuerman, Isaac Herrick, Andrew Johnson and Kiki Dobert. Courtesy photo

— Bolton Central School’s fourth grade team earned the first place spot for their grade level after their first-time competing in the regional “Battle of the Books.”

Nearly 300 students convened for the reading competition March 10 at SUNY Adirondack where Bolton’s team beat Queensbury’s team 96 to 77 in the semifinal game. A total of 34 teams from 11 school districts representing third through sixth grades took part in the event, which is organized by five-county BOCES Library System.

Bolton’s team was comprised of: Kiki Dobert, Skyler Scott, Isaac Beuerman, Isaac Herrick and Andrew Johnson.

Bolton Central Library Media Specialist Denise Jorgensen said she was proud of the students.

“They worked really hard and were well prepared. This was a great experience for them and I can’t wait to participate again next year.”

Bolton students competed against their counterparts from Cambridge, Hartford, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Queensbury, Schuylerville, South Glens Falls, and St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus.

Jorgensen explained that the students competing had read 10 books selected for each grade level by local librarians in five months before coming together to challenge each other for the most correct answers to context questions. The students prepared their own questions and quizzed each other.

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