Weekly roundup: Students’ battle of the books, 43 OC schools win ‘Distinguished’ prize, and more

Anaheim Hills Elementary held its third annual Battle of the Books this spring. But instead of students facing off against each other, they decide to challenge another campus.

The school battled neighboring Canyon Rim Elementary in the recent book competition, according to an article in the Orange County Register.

A graphic that reads, "OC Education Top Stories"Each school brought three teams of fourth-graders to the battle, all of whom had read and studied 10 books for the contest, the Register reported.

Anaheim Hills librarian Kathy Short worked with her school’s readers during their lunch hour each week. Librarian Angie Simkin coached the Canyon Rim teams for their inaugural battle.

In the Battle of the Book Championship, the Anaheim Hills team called the Magical Unicorns took the top prize. They squeaked out the victory by one point.

Here are other news items from across the region for the week ending April 6.

  • Teens and college students from throughout south Orange County are invited to participate in a free interview prep workshop for high school- and college-aged students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your interviewing skills to land a job.
  • A Newport Beach eighth-grader won the 2018 Father Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Award at St. Mary’s School in Aliso Viejo. Brad Orcutt has been involved in student government, volleyball, basketball and football at the school. He also volunteers for area nonprofits.

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