Five Oaks Academy’s Middle School and Upper Elementary Battle of the Books teams represented our school well at the South Carolina Independent School Association’s (SCISA’s) Regional Battle of the Books competition on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Newberry College. Middle School placed 5th out of 27 teams and will be advancing to the State competition held later this month. The Upper Elementary Team placed 12th out of 30 teams. We are so proud of the hard work shown by both of our teams in reading up to 20 books over the summer and practicing weekly in preparation for this competition. Congratulations to both of our teams!
Many of the parents of the team members have commented on how the Battle of the Books experience has encouraged their child to read books they might not necessarily have chosen on their own and how it has inspired a love of reading in their child.