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Smart Cookies Team Competes in Regional Battle of Books

Winning team with cake Gianna Masker, Keira Murray, Cate Hegarty and Diana DeAngelo are four smart cookies who love to read and answer trivia questions about books. The four Veronica E. Connor Middle School students made up the Smart Cookies team in the Battle of the Books.  

The Battle of the Books is an exciting, book-based trivia competition for students in grades 6-8. Teams of three to five students read the same five books and then compete in an online quiz style competition using Socrative. There were two rounds at VCMS with nine teams competing. The Smart Cookies team won the building round and went on to the WNY Regional finals held at Pioneer Middle School on April 10 where they took fourth place out of 12 schools.   

The books they had to read were: 

  • “The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)” by James Patterson 
  • “Brave” by Svetlana Chmakova 
  • “Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie” by Jordan Sonnenblick 
  • “Peak” by Roland Smith 
  • “The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley