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Genoa emerges on top in Battle of the Books

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The Genoa Middle School team took first place at the Central Ohio 8th Grade Battle of the Books competition, hosted March 20 by Heritage Middle School at Westerville North High School. The team consisted of (from left to right) Katie Lueckel, Claire Drum, Sydney Sweet, Genoa Media Specialist Deanna McDaniel, Emily Osborne, Alaina Carson and Emma Wuebker. Blendon finished second; Heritage was third and Walnut Springs was fourth. For the contest, students were given a preset list of 18 books to read throughout the school year. Teams buzzed in with correct answers about the books in a “Jeopardy-style” format.