5th Annual March Madness Book Tournament 2018


     The 5th Annual March Madness contest began on March 15, 2018 and was held in Mrs. Gould’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Language Arts Classes.  Students wrote a summary of the book they wanted to “play".  Each day, when games were played, Mrs. Gould read the cards (corresponding to the numbers and games on the bracket) without revealing student names.  Students vote for the best summary; 2-4 games were played each day until the final game.  The final game was played on April 11, 2018 and the winning summary of Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz, belonged to Isaac Weems.  Congratulations, Isaac.  Mikayla Seebohm, with her summary of Eye of Minds by James Dashner, came in a close second.  Well done, Mikayla.  Prizes were awarded on April 12th. A copy of the completed bracket may be viewed in Mrs. Gould's room, 302.

      The winner of last year's 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 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.  

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

     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 MaryDowning Hahn, summarized by Peittyn Johnson.


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