Dundalk Middle students compete in Battle of the Books


Read 10 novels in four months – sounds like a challenge, right? Not for six students at Dundalk Middle School!

Kaitlyn Anders, Victoria Brady, Malyki Lasley, Melina Lawton, Vera Pavlovich, and Charli Scott achieved the impressive feat this month when they finished reading 10 nominated Maryland Black-Eyed Susan novels. The students tested their knowledge of the novels by participating in a head-to-head competition.

About the competition, Sharon Gibson, library media specialist at the school, said: “The students were divided into two teams and used a buzzer system to be the first to answer the questions.” She added that the school invited representatives from the Sollers Point branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) to ask the questions.

Partnering with BCPL this year for a second time, Dundalk Middle hosted the competition as part of its Battle of the Books program. The program encourages reading by asking students to check out Black-Eyed Susan nominee novels.

Until next year’s competition, Dundalk Middle students plan to keep reading – novels, books, and more. And, after this year’s Battle of the Books, they’re certainly prepared for the challenge!

Story by Blake Lubinski, Department of Communications and Community Outreach. Photo by Sharon Gibson, library media specialist, Dundalk Middle School.
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