6th Annual March Madness Book Tournament 2019
The 6th Annual March Madness Book contest began on March 18, 2019, in Mrs. Gould’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Language Arts Classes. Students each wrote a summary of the book they wanted to “play". Each day games were played, Mrs. Gould read the cards (corresponding to the numbers and games on the bracket) without revealing student names. Students voted for the best summary; 2-4 games were played each day until the final game on April 5th. Students received prizes for games played and won.
The winning 6th year summary for 2019 was written by Mario Rodriguez about The Fourth Stall written by Chris Rylander. Sonny Gonzalez came in a close second place with his summary of The Debt written by Phillip Gwynne
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 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.