Fourth graders, the Sunshine Girls, took third place:  Alexis Cook-Brown, Mayh Marthaler, and Cecely Riesselman. Submitted photo
Fourth graders, the Sunshine Girls, took third place: Alexis Cook-Brown, Mayh Marthaler, and Cecely Riesselman. Submitted photo

Submitted by Debby Walters

BALDWIN, WI – For the fifth year, 4th and 5th graders at Greenfield Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in the Battle of the Books program offered through the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). 132 students took up the challenge, formed 32 teams, and began reading. 

The teams read from a list of twenty books compiled by media specialists, teachers and students throughout the state.  After reading and practicing, the teams compete with their knowledge of the characters, plots, and settings for five weeks. Scores are totaled and the top four teams battle to determine who will represent Greenfield in the state competition.

With 32 teams competing this year, competition was tight.  The top teams this year are were:  The Aces (Miley Smith, Ellie Anderson, Dawson and Landon Veenendaal), The Readers (Mara Hable, Mason Melland, Ava Becker), The Sunshine Girls (Alexis Cook-Brown, Cecely Riesselman, Mayh Marthaler who substituted for Abby Germanson), and The Wolves (Alex Boyer, Colin and Isaac Iverson, Kale Polk).  Very well prepared teams battled but the fifth grade Aces came out on top and competed against 231 other elementary teams in the state in the online battle.   Good luck Aces. 

Statewide results will be available after March 11, see next week’s Woodville Leader.