KUSD Battle of the Books teams recognized in state, local competitions

Kenosha Unified School District students were recognized at the local and state levels for their accomplishments in this year’s Battle of the Books competitions.

A total of 61 teams statewide participated in this year’s High School State Battle of the Books, sponsored by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association. Bradford High School’s team came in second place, Indian Trail High School and Academy came in third place and Tremper High School came in twelfth place overall. Bradford and Indian Trail’s teams also will be recognized at the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association conference next week.

WEMTA’s Middle School State Battle of the books had 144 participating teams statewide. Bullen Middle School earned fifth place and Mahone Middle School earned 13th place overall.

Prairie Lane Elementary School’s team made the top 20 percent Honors Club and Forest Park and Pleasant Prarie elementary schools placed within the top 25 percent of the Elementary School State Battle of the Books, also sponsored by WEMTA, where 217 teams participated statewide. Edward Bain School of Language Arts-Dual Language, McKinley Elementary School and Somers Elementary School also participated.

In addition, 13 schools participated in the Kenosha Elementary Battle of the Books, sponsored by the Battle of the Books committee (Nana LoCicero, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Carthage College, Kenosha Public Library and Kenosha Unified School District). EBSOLA-Dual Language earned first place, Nash Elementary School earned second place, St. Joseph Catholic Academy earned third place, KTEC West earned fourth place, KTEC East earned fifth place and Somers Elementary School earned sixth place. EBSOLACreative Arts, Frank Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Stocker Elementary School and Whittier Elementary School also participated.