Abington Community Library teams earn wins in Battle of the Books competition


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Winners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich.


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Winners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich.


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Winners of the 7th-9th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Eric Schuster, Matthew Nzasi, John Nzasi, Gavin Ross, and Mark Nzasi.


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SCRANTON — Several teams from Abington Community Library competed in the annual Lackawanna County Battle of the Books competition.

Teams from libraries around the county, consisting of three to five participants, read five pre-selected books and answered questions on each book at the battle held at Marywood University.

Abington had six teams compete in the 4th-6th grade level, two in the 7th-9th grade level, and one in the 10th-12th grade level. The team of Casey Ames, Steven Johns, Adam Paranich and Jackson Wentz won first place in the 4th-6th grade division and the team of Gavin Ross, Eric Schuster, Matthew, Mark and John Nzasi won first place in the 7th-9th grade division.

Due to contributions from Weis Markets and Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, each of the Abington participants received copies of the books and an Abington Community Library shirt. They also enjoyed a pizza party after the competitions.

Winners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-Battle-of-Books-1.jpgWinners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich. Submitted photos

Winners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-Battle-of-Books-1-CMYK.jpgWinners of the 4th-6th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Steven Johns, Casey Ames, Jackson Wentz, and Adam Paranich. Submitted photos

Winners of the 7th-9th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Eric Schuster, Matthew Nzasi, John Nzasi, Gavin Ross, and Mark Nzasi.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-Battle-of-Books-2.jpgWinners of the 7th-9th grade division of the Lackawanna County Battle of the Books, representing Abington Community Library, from left, Eric Schuster, Matthew Nzasi, John Nzasi, Gavin Ross, and Mark Nzasi. Submitted photos

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