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Male scholars showcase their reading skills at Book Battle events

Jan. 26, 2023

Boys Read Winners

Celebrate Literacy Week activities capped off with the elementary Boys Read Book Battle and the inaugural high school Guys Read Book Battle final competitions. The competitions took place today in the PCS Administration Building.

This is the fifth Boys Read Book Battle, which uses competition to engage boys in reading. The high school competition was added this year, with plans to add a middle school competition in the future. The Book Battles grew from joint efforts of PCS and the Pinellas Education Foundation to narrow gender-based achievement gaps in literacy. The district also holds traditional book battles for boys and girls.

Congratulations to the winners!

Boys Read

  • 1st Place – Safety Harbor Elementary – The Reading Sea Turtles
  • 2nd Place – Lealman Ave. Elementary – The Lealman Legends
  • 3rd Place (tie) - Curlew Creek Elementary – The Boyz, and McMullen Booth Elementary – The Manatees

Guys Read

  • 1st Place – Dunedin High and Palm Harbor University High (combined team) – The Plus Ones
  • 2nd Place – Osceola Fundamental High – The Page Turners
  • 3rd Place (tie) - East Lake High – Guys Reading at East Lake, and Lakewood High – Lakewood Bookworms

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