Battle of the Books written in block lettering with a colorful stack of books piled on each side

The Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 2nd/3rd grade levels, 4th/5th grade levels, and the 6th and above grade levels. The group names are as follows (in no particular order): Buff (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), Blue (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), and Green (named after Gallaudet's storied Kendall Green).

There are three parts to the competition: the Preliminary competition; the Playoffs; and the National competition. The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing middle school students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst middle school students.

2015

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Dylan Dickson (8th), April Pennel (6th)

"Buff" Division

OSD placed 4th at nationals!

2016

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Tosh Chebultz (5th), April Pennel (7th)

"Buff" Division

After preliminary matches, the team advanced to the playoffs.

2017

"Green" Division
Kayleah Chebultz (7th), Tosh Chebultz (5th), April Pennel (7th)

"Buff" Division



Students Dylan Dickson, April Pennel, Kayleah Chebultz and Sponsor Kristen McCurdy standing front of a wall with an OSD Indians and Lady Indians Logo that is circled with a large feather comming down the wall.
  Sponsor Kelesy Jones sits at a tabe with students April Pennel, Tosh Chebultz, and Kayleah Chebultz. If front of the students are white bord slates dry erase markers and erasers. They are waiting for the competition to begin.
  Students April Pennel, Kayleah Chebultz, Dylan Dickson with Sponsor stand behind a tabe covered by a blue tablecloth with Gallaudet University Logo printed on it showing off the awards won at nations.





 

BOB Sponsors

Kristen McCurdy, Kelsey Jones

E-Mail the OSD Sponsor with questions
Image of Kristen McCurdy OSD Battle of the Books Sponsor with gray background

Image of Kelsey Jones OSD Battle of the Books Sponsor with gray background