May 2, 2019
A team from Boca Ciega High School won the 2019 State of Florida Battle of the Books competition. Members of the team are Lauren Justice, Cody Fisher, Sarah Sakers, and Peturla Scarlett. Their advisor was Lori West. The state competition was held via Skype with six other teams competing.
Battle of the Books is a national program designed to engage students in grades 3 thru 12 in reading award-winning titles with a spirit of competition. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. The Battle of the Books is a “quiz bowl” type of game in which teams try to identify titles and authors of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award titles and the Florida Teens Read Titles. Questions are based on plots, settings and characters.