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Monday April 9, 2018 at 10:58am Age: 348 days
Category: High School, District


After four weeks and rounds of voting, students at Minisink Valley High School declared a winner in the 2018 March BOOK Madness. In the final round, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins beat Percy Jackson’s “The Lightning Thief” for the 2018 title.

"I think the contest was cool and showed how much Minisink loves to read,” said Jimmy Cannizzaro, a fan of the Percy Jackson series. He was rooting for “The Lightning Thief.” 

The competition began in early March with eight sets of book vs. book contenders. Each week, students nominated their favorite of two young-adult novels, and the winning book claimed a spot in the next week's showdown.

"I think March Madness was a fun and creative way to let students show what books are their favorites!,” Kate Smith said. 

Participants voted via a Google form and represented their English teacher in the tournament. A trophy was awarded each week to the English teacher with highest number of student participants. Congratulations to Mrs. Rufino and Mrs. Lalor who held the trophy for the last three weeks. 

"I liked participating in the contest and I look forward to voting again next year!," Jacob Gonzalez said.

"I cannot describe how fun this contest was!” Stella Lafollette added. "I hope we do this every year!" Event organizer and Library Media Specialist Dolores Lombardo promises “the madness” will return!  

April is National School Library Month. Thank your school librarian!

(Photos provided by Mrs. Lombardo)