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Doane Academy Takes 1st Place in County Competition


Doane Academy's Battle of the Books Team attended this year's 7th & 8th Grade Countywide Battle of the Books Tournament, held at Cinnaminson Middle School, on Monday, March 30th. Facing off against each other were a field of teams from 16 schools, many of them coming from large public, private and parochial schools, and each team facing 117 questions related to fifteen books that they were assigned to read. 

Many of these school teams had been built by having in-school tournaments earlier in the school year.  Doane, however, being a school of 220 students,
pre-k to 12, built their team out of six volunteers, all from the 7th grade.  Doane's team prepared, guided by their team advisers, via self-testing, and finding "experts" for certain books within their group. 

At the County Tournament, teams were given one minute to answer each of the questions, and had the opportunity to earn up to five points for each answer.  Doane's team, comprised of (l to r) Allison Canivan, Hasan Pyarali, Erin Doran, Abrial Cocelli, Lorelei Hendricks, and Breana Cocelli, are proud to announce that, in the end, they took home FIRST PLACE medals! Congratulations to our team and their advisers, Marsha Silcox (left) and Peggy Majane (right). 





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