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Knik Elementary was the host school for this year's Elementary Battle of the Books, beginning early in the morning and finishing late in the day. With 24 schools participating, librarians, teachers, and parents were on the edge of their seats listening for teams' answers. Coming down to one right answer in "sudden death," students were sweating out their reading recall.
Knik's librarian, Chris Stegall, organized the District event with her colleagues from MSBSD schools, who also served as the competition judges. Traci Pedersen, Knik Elementary principal, welcomed all students and their families to the Battle of the Books, leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendent, Gene Stone, also welcomed all the participants and challenged them to continue to do their best. "I wish we had had something like Battle of the Books when I was in school," he told students. "My sister and I walked to the public library every Saturday to check out books. I knew I had to read what I brought home before I could check out more."
Honoring retiring Sherrod Elementary School librarian, Debbie Melton, Midnight Sun Charter School principal, Jeanne Troshynski presented Ms. Melton with a bouquet of flowers and well wishes for her service to the Mat-Su Borough School District and students.  
MSBSD Elementary Battle of the Books results and winning teams' photos, as well as some special awards.
 2017 Elem BOB