On Friday, April 1, 2022, high school students from the Westfall, Teays Valley, Logan Elm, Circleville, and Logan-Hocking school districts gathered at the Pickaway County District Public Library for the regional Battle Over Books competition.
Prior to the event, the students had read from a list of eleven books which included such titles as The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective by Andy Andrews, and Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library. Questions created by the teams’ advisors for the competition were from the eleven titles and were formatted so that the answer was the title of one of the books.
On the day of the event, the teams competed against each other to see who could answer the most questions about the books quickly and correctly. After matches of an alternating question round and a lightning round each, whichever teams had the most points moved on until there were two teams remaining who then battled it out.
Westfall High School took home the Battle Over Books championship trophy! Out of eight teams, our teams placed first and third. Our winning team was comprised of Emily O’Quin, Danielle Elder, Emma Dotson, Elleot Eitel, and Lauren Barnes. Hannah Johnson, Dez Dunn, Bailey Burke, Morgan Wardell, and Lidia Flowers composed our team placing third and Mrs. Cheryl Lorson was the advisor. Congratulations, Westfall High School Battle Over Books!