County schools square off in Battle of the Books
Teams consisting of up to 10 students from the fourth through the sixth grade of each competing school were tasked earlier in the year with reading a number of assigned books. The students then gathered at the competition and were asked a series of questions about what they had read.
Brown City’s fourth-graders won first place, while the fifth and sixth-grade came in second.
Marlette’s fifth-graders won first place, and for the fourth consecutive year Deckerville’s sixth-graders took first place.
Brown City Elementary principal Sean Hagey said his students had a “wonderful showing.”
Marlette Elementary principal Jason Vislosky was equally pleased.
“We are very proud of our participants and coaches,” said Vislosky. “Our teachers have high expectations when it comes to literacy and it shows when we compete in events such as this. I am proud to be a part of something great here in Sanilac County.”
Deckerville Elementary principal Yvonne O’Connor expressed pride in her little “Eagles,” saying, “This is the fourth straight year that our sixth grade has won the Battle of the Books. Students have been reading and practicing since January. They have met two days a week as well as sacrificing their lunch recess to practice and read. We are very proud of their effort and accomplishments.”