6th Annual March Madness Book Tournament 2019


     The 6th Annual March Madness Book contest will begin on March 15, 2019,  in Mrs. Gould’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Language Arts Classes.  Students have each written a summary of the book they wanted to “play".  Each day games will be played, Mrs. Gould reads the cards (corresponding to the numbers and games on the bracket) without revealing student names.  Students vote for the best summary; 2-4 games are played each day until the final game.  A copy of the book bracket may be viewed in Mrs. Gould's room, 302. Each student also has a book bracket to keep their records on, as well. May the best summary win!

     The winning 5th year summary in 2018 was  Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz; it belonged to Isaac Weems.  Mikayla Seebohm, with her summary of Eye of Minds by James Dashner, came in a close second.   

      The winner of the 2017 4th Annual March Madness Book Summary was Crayten Cyza.  His summary for the Legend Series, by Marie Lu, was voted best by all of my students. Coming in second was a great summary written by Jack Collins for the book, Midnighters by Scott Westerfield. 

     In 2016,  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne,  was summarized by Leyton Schnell and chosen after 43 games were played. Runner up was Unwind, by Neil Shusterman, summarized by Kelsey Horton.  Two honorable mentions went to Prisoner B-3807, by Alan Gratz , summarized by Crayten Cyza and Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn, summarized by Peittyn Johnson.

     In 2015, the winner was Zac Placek who wrote the best summary of the Conspiracy 365 Series written by Gabrielle Lord. 

     In 2014 the winner of the March Book Madness was Jake Ackerman - He wrote the summary for the book Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts, that was chosen as the best.  Second place was awarded to Cameron Woods for his summary of The River, by Gary Paulsen.  



Mrs. Laurie Gould
6th Religion and 6th-8th Language Arts