The DeQueen – Mena Co-Op’s Battle of the Books was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Gilham, Ark. Holly Harshman was well represented by the following students:
3rd Grade’s Team A took 2nd place out of 21 teams from students across the region. Team included: Kallye Gates, Kate Wilson, Makenzie Vega, and Carmindy Ashcraft. 3rd Grade’s Team B included: Stella Smith, Chloe Hooper, Eli Swall, and Brandon Dong.
4th Grade Team B snagged 1st place in their category with 14 teams competing. Team B included: Addison Thomas, Isabel Vacca, Karley Sharp, and Laney Gilchrest. 4th Grade Team A took 2nd place and included: Avalyn Sexton, Colten Quebedeaux, Reagan Gates, and Kinley Hall.
In 5th Grade Compeition, Team A, with Kiylee Hughes, Sophia Vacca, Harlei McCourtney, and Hailey Emerson, placed 1st out of all 5th grade competitors. Team B, placed 3rd and included Abigail Felix, Elaina Aleshire, Sophie Brewer, and Caroline Cannon.