GPAEA Announces Winners of 2024 Battle of the Books

1st Place MS

Great Prairie Area Education Agency (GPAEA) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Battle of the Books competition, held on May 8, 2024, in Fairfield, Iowa. The event featured an exciting day of literary challenges and enthusiastic participation from middle and elementary school teams across the region. Renowned speaker, workshop presenter, and edu-tainer Will Stuck hosted the event, bringing his unique blend of education and entertainment to the competition.

Elementary Winners:

  • 1st Place: North Mahaska Warbooks
  • 2nd Place: Centerville Nacho Ordinary Readers
  • 3rd Place: Oskaloosa I Read Past My Bedtime

Middle School Winners:

  • 1st Place: Fairfield Middle School Bookworms
  • 2nd Place: Centerville Red Reader
  • 3rd Place: Central Lee Hawks Team One

The Great Prairie AEA extends heartfelt thanks to all the students, teachers, and school districts that participated in this year’s event. Your dedication and enthusiasm made the competition a resounding success. A special thank you goes out to the volunteers who generously gave their time and effort and to the GPAEA Media Team for their invaluable support in organizing and executing the event.

For more information about the Battle of the Books, please contact Lindy Harmon or Anna Marlin.

Participating Districts: Burlington, Burlington Notre Dame, Central Lee, Centerville, Davis County, Fairfield, Keokuk, Keota, Mediapolis, New London, North Mahaska, Oskaloosa Christian, Oskaloosa, Van Buren County, WACO, Wayne, Wapello