Number of Schools in the Preliminary Competition: 54

Number of Teams in the Preliminary Competition: 94


2019 BOTB Nationals

National Competition teams (Buff):

CSD Fremont
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (DC)
Marie Philip School (MA)
Nebraska North
Metro Deaf School (MN)
Rocky Mountain Deaf School (CO)
Texas School for the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

National Competition teams (Blue):

CSD Riverside
Indiana SD
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (DC)
Metro Deaf School (MN)
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (AZ)
Rochester SD (NY)
Venado Middle School (CA)
Wisconsin SD

Buff National Championship match:

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School defeated Marie Philip School

Buff Sportsmanship Award:

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School

Buff Most Outstanding Player:

Savannah Brown, 7th, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School

Buff All Stars:

Zaid Akhrass, 8th, Western Pennsylvania SD
Jayden Diaz, 8th, Texas SD
Dashiel Ferguson, 7th, Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Hiruni Hewapathiranage-Mayadunne, 7th, Kendall
Evelyn Richart, 6th, Nebraska North
Delaney Ringer, 7th, Marie Philip School
Chang-May Tan, 8th, CSD Fremont
Mujahid Zafar, 8th, Metro Deaf School

Blue National Championship match:

Venado Middle School defeated Rochester SD

Blue Sportsmanship Award:

Indiana SD

Blue Most Outstanding Player:

Jocelyn Soria, 8th, Venado Middle School

Blue All Stars:

Abbie Barrett, 6th, CSD Riverside
Johnathan Buchanan, 8th, Metro Deaf School
Ducati Camacho, 7th, Phoenix Day SD
Cody Campbell, 8th, Rochester SD
Brayden Hodges, 8th, Wisconsin SD
Pax Holcomb, 6th grade, Kendall Demonstration ES
Levi Wood, 7th, Indiana SD
Leah Ortiz, 8th grade, Venado MS

Green National Champions:

Venado Middle School

Green Most Outstanding Reader:

Joshua McGowan, 7th grade, Venado MS

Battle of the Books History

Gallaudet's Battle of the Books was established in 2012. Its roots can be traced to the Battle of the Books competition amongst several deaf schools across the nation. The original contest in 2007 had four participating schools: California School for the Deaf, Fremont led by...

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