Battle of the books turn pages in Anchorage

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by Victoria Taylor

ANCHORAGE-It's three thirty in the afternoon tuesday and these halls are empty but the classes are full.Hundreds of elementary students have taken over west high to surge their brain power."It isn't just the highest strongest readers, it isn't just nerdy girls it appeals to so many different children," said Linda Julliard, Coach and teacher at Aquarian Charter School.

These pint-sized athletes are not your typical jocks.They begin training in the summer by reading 15 books.Then go on to compete in a q and a set up about the books for points.

To compete in this championship takes a lot of work.Students say they are usually sick of the books by the time the competition comes up because they've had to reread them so much. While the goal is to show how much you know about each title, there are several life lessons the competitors walk away with.

Page after page and line after line these academic athletes are proving knowledge is where the real power is.
 

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