2019 Battle of the Books Informational Meeting
Come and join the fun of the Novi Library's Battle of the Books. Are you interested in participating in the Battle? Would you like to coach a team? We'll give you the inside scoop on what it takes to participate as a student or how to coach a team.
Hear from past coaches and participants! Learn some tips on how questions are developed for the competition and what to expect the day of the battle.
If you like to read and battle, you won't want to miss this!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2018 Battle of the Books Participants
The staff of the Novi Public Library would like to acknowledge and congratulate the sixty-four 5th and 6th grade students who participated in our 15th annual Battle of the Books at the Novi Civic Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Twelve teams participated, reading the same six books and coming together in a competition to answer questions about those books. We also celebrate the commitment of their parents and coaches who spent so many hours reading and preparing these youngsters for the competition. To us, every single one of these students is a winner.
The names of the teams and their members are as follows:
1st Place - Nascent Minds
Rachel Han, Samyuktha Jeevananthan, Monica Pan, Rithi Ramamurthy, Megna Sivakumar, Jenny Yin
Team Coaches: Chitra Jeevananthan & Ashwini Ravi
2nd Place - The Three Booksters
Shreyansh Agiwal, Shivaji Raj, Yug Shah
Team Coaches: Varsha Agiwal & Namrata Shah
3rd Place - SANRAY: The Reading Gurus
Nihal Dongari, Sudeshna P. Kumar, Aditya Kanginaya Madhuchandra, Anagha Nagaraja, Yug Patel, Rohan R. Patil
Team Coaches: Madhu Raghavendra & Sumana Nagaraj
B.A.O.P. Books Are Our Passion
Arjun Janakiraman, Ethan Kim, Serena Li, Angelina Roznowski, Surya Takawale, Caleb Xiang
Team Coach: Wei Jiang
Aliya Crawley, Nate Curtiss, JoJo Curtiss, Shua Hahm, Monet Hall, Adan Qaqish
Team Coaches: Lynette Curtiss & Liz Hall
Sophie Aguas, Nishit Reddy Akkulugari, Gita Bhupathraju, Sahithi Cheekla, Sahasra Gagireddy, Arushi Singh
Team Coaches: Hima Kalidindi & Sandhya Inaganti
Ladies of Literature
Clare Baharian, Mia Blaszkiewicz, Harsukhman Kaur, Kailey Kendall, Hilda Runge
Team Coach: Kim McKnight
Leaders of Literature
Sonia Baptist, Gowtham Kantamneni, Dvita Kini, Collin McLees, Victor Verma
Team Coaches: Roshnee Verma & Monish Verma
Paradise of Pursuit
Vibhavi Chinthalpudi, Alice Dsouza, Prashanthini Nandakumar, Naznin Nesha, Veeksha Reddy Somula, Shivani Vindhan
Team Coaches: Raji Masilamani & Vijala Bhuma
Ava Cardenas, Kara Foust, Farah Kavarana
Team Coaches: Anahita Kavarana & Kristy Foust
Reagan Cho, Alex DeMore, Natasha Gedeon, Brooke Sedewitz, Addi Stewart, Jennifer Winston
Teach Coaches: Jenny DeMore & Nina Thekdi
Team of Tales
Kavya Ambati, Jennifer Choe, Hinata Fuma, Rena Hwang, Lena Karshis, Hope Wang
Team Coaches: Matt Karshis & Sung Hee Kim
We thank the Friends of the Novi Public Library for their generosity in supporting this program, the City of Novi’s Parks and Recreation Department for the space, our teen volunteers, Lucky Strike Novi for gift certificates, and Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza for coupons toward free pizzas for the students.
Activities like Battle of the Books foster a love of reading in an entertaining manner, enriching not just the students and their families, but the entire community.