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Ramsey 'Bookworms' Win Second Place in Battle of the Books Trivia Competition


Sixth graders from Eric S. Smith Middle School in Ramsey won second place in the Battle of the Books Trivia Competition held on June 7. Dia Nair, Dylan Lagomarsino, Ellie Thumm, Isabella Chimbay, Lin Miao and Summer Goodfellow read 15 books over a period of months, discussed them, quizzed each other, and then competed in a trivia tournament against other local schools across Bergen County, including Wyckoff, Saddle River and Allendale.

The Smith students made the competition close, and their effort, knowledge, teamwork, and good sportsmanship shined at the event. A panel of New Jersey school librarians determined the list of books for the event. Some of the students’ favorites on the list were Smile, Tuck Everlasting, Front Desk, and Gregor the Overlander. The Battle of the Books program features a wide variety of genres to encourage students to read new authors.