Duniway Battle of the Books Team competes through first round at regionals
Posted on 03/16/2015

Duniway Middle School was represented in the regional compeition of the Oregon Battle of the Books last weekend at Silverton High School. The students, all sixth graders, made it through the first round and were eliminated in the second round of competition. 

The team, pictured left to right, includes Joslyn Hui, Dana Vollmer, Kassandra Matthews and Jazmine Jones. School Board Member Larry Vollmer, father of team member Dana Vollmer, helped coach the team. 

The Oregon Battle of the Books is a state reading competition that tests students’ knowledge of 16 books. A variety of subjects and genres are represented in both fiction and non-fiction. Students form teams consisting of 4 members who share the responsibility of reading all the books. Competition starts in January at the school level. Each school sends a winning team to a district competition. The district winners advance to the regional competition and, if successful, to a state battle.