“Battle of the Bluebonnets” winners for 2015-2016

from Winston Elementary,
the “Reading Warriors”


 Congratulations to the “Battle of the Bluebonnets” winners for 2015-2016 from Winston Elementary. The match was extremely close as the Winston “Reading Warriors” defeated the Perales “Book Travelers” in the final in a sudden-death, one question playoff.

This competition marked the ten year anniversary of the “Battle of the Bluebonnets” which is a district-wide reading competition piloted in 2006 by the late Caroline Kibodeaux, our much missed librarian who was also from Perales Elementary.

Teams of four students from grades 3 to 5 are chosen to represent each elementary school and answer questions that cover books selected from the nominees for the current Texas Bluebonnet Award List. The competition promotes our students to read highly regarded, challenging books and to grow as readers and competitors. Twenty teams competed this year and a crowd of 200+ students and family members met at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday April 16 in the Perales cafeteria for breakfast and then moved to the gym for the competition.

Thanks to Principal Daniel Pina, Librarian Irma Uriegas-De La Cruz and all the custodians and staff at Perales for being such great hosts and to all those who made this year’s tournament possible; the Edgewood elementary Librarians, our Master of Ceremonies Rich Dupree from Follett Books, the principals and EISD employees who came to cheer on their teams, all the volunteers that helped serve breakfast and act as score keepers, and all the students and families who gave up their Saturday morning to join in our celebration of reading.