Matanuska-Susitna District Battle of the Books Program
Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program. The original idea came from a radio program sponsored by Chicago Public Library in the early 1940’s, and was brought to Kodiak by a Chicago librarian. At present nearly every Alaskan school district and many from out of state participate in the annual event. Our goal is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence. We believe that reading should be fun and the Battle of the Books program is one way librarians and teachers have committed to share their love of reading with all of our students.
Congratulations to 2016-2017 MSBSD Winners:
1st Place:Talkeetna5th Place: Alaska State Winner2nd Place: Larson8th Place: Alaska State Winner3rd Place: Midnight SunGrades 5/61st Place Tie: Midnight Sun6th Place: Alaska State Winnerand Finger Lake4th Place: Alaska State Winner3rd Place: Birchtree Charter4th Place: Mat-Su CentralBest of Show Sportsmanship AwardLarson Meadow Lakes, Butte and Willow
1st Place: Wasilla Braves2nd Place: Alaska State Winner2nd Place: Fronteras3rd Place: Mat-Su Central
High School1st Place: Wasilla Warrior5th Place: Alaska State Winner2nd Place: Palmer Moose3rd Place: Colony Knights