Five students from Franklin Elementary School took home first place in the Marshalltown Schools elementary Battle of the Books held April 20 at the Marshalltown Public Library.
Five of the six elementary schools in the Marshalltown Community School District participated in the competition, which tested the students’ knowledge on 12 books they read.
The teams competed in a written test and three rounds of oral competition during the event.
Woodbury and Hoglan schools tied for second in the event. All students who competed were able to take home a free book from the Marshalltown Public Library.