Students Compete in Districtwide Name that Book Competition

Students Compete in Districtwide Name that Book Competition
Posted on 04/20/2016
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The Name that Book 2016 gold trophy winners are Young, Morris, Beverly Hills and the Lewis CTHS. View all the team photos below.


Nearly 500 Pasadena ISD students from each campus gathered at Park View and Phillips Gym to test their knowledge of classic literature and award winning contemporary books during the sixth annual Name that Book competition, April 16.  

The competition is divided into elementary, middle, intermediate and high school divisions. Teams of students – each with a minimum of five players – from each campus compete against each other in the division.

To earn points, each team must identify the names of books based on clues in the question. The preliminary competition consists of two rounds of 15 questions. Teams with the most points advance to the bonus round for a chance to win first, second or third place.

The following schools won bragging rights after winning first place in the competition: Young, Morris, Beverly Hills and the Lewis CTHS.

The second place winners are Williams, Lomax, Southmore and South Houston High.

The third place winners are Parks, Keller, Queens and Pasadena Memorial.

Name that Book is hosted annually by Libraries and Instructional Materials. Students in grade 3 and up begin preparing for the competition with the campus librarian after they receive the summer reading list. The teams meet frequently with the librarian to practice for the event.

The goal of the Name that Book is to get students excited about reading and strengthen students’ reading skills.

Win or lose, students gain something from the competition, said Christine Van Hamersveld, director of Libraries and Instructional Materials.

“Name that Book is not only exciting and challenging for students but it helps them become avid readers,” said Van Hamersveld. “Most importantly, students gain valuable skills that can last a lifetime, such as team work, literacy and comprehension skills.”

Name that Book Winners

Elementary School Division/First Place
Name that Book 2016Young first place winners: Chloe, Micaiah, Daisy, Zuemy, Brielle, Destiny, Ethan. Team Sponsors: Julie Scott, librarian and Rita Via, fourth grade teacher. 

Second PlaceName that Book 2016
Williams second place winners: Norma Rodriguez-Garcia, librarian, Isaac, Frida, Brianna, Angela, Juan and Libby Miles, librarian.

Third Place
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Parks third place winners: Ashley, Isaac, Eddie, Oscar, Arlett, Kaylee, Alexis and (back) Catherine Pleasants, librarian.

Middle School Division/First Place
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Morris first place winners: (front row) Jacob, Dylan, (back) Kailey, Gloria, Cheryl Patrick, library resource specialist, Andrew, Haleigh and Jennifer.

Second Place
Name that Book 2016Lomax second place winners: Linda, Phoebe, Amy, Landry, Ella, Alexa, team coach Terrie Hinojosa, (front) and Alex.

Third Place
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Keller third place winners: Dru Lundquist, librarian, Samantha, Jeremy, Devany, Galilea, Melaney, Anthony and Logan.

Intermediate Division/First Place
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Beverly Hills first place winners: Jenny Hinjosa, Tin, Elias, Jessica, Alex, Benjamin, Julie and Ashley and Georgina Baeza.

Second Place
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Southmore second place winners: Laura Rahman, learning resource specialist, Jasmine Escobar, Eugene Gibbons, Joselyn Mairena, Haydee Montemayor, Xiomara Orellana, Jacqueline Pena and Natalia Perez.

Third Place
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Queens third place winners: Samuel Mize, Sergio Salazar, Andres Quezada Coronado, Jonathan Santos, Dana Roland, librarian, Alicia Bocanegra, Demetrius Zapata and Seth Brozowski.

High School Division/First Place
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Lewis CTHS Name that Book first place winners: Brandi Reat, Jasmine Jimenez, Amy Whalen, Elyssa Salinas, Laura Berrones, Aracely Berrones, Jennifer Brabston, learning resource specialist.

Second Place
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South Houston High School second place winners: Annelise Gonzalez, Parissa Amaya, Lindsey Amaya, Jose Hernandez, Yailin Garibay, Jasmin Garcia, Jennifer Lara, Katya Medrano, Brenda Ayala, Yarelsy Hernandez, Sarah Meyer and Jenny Nguyen.

Third Place
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Pasadena Memorial third place winners: Melissa Cunningham, learning resource specialist, Sam Cepeda, Tom Jacob, Alondra Cruz, Anas Arakkal, Cassidy Urdiales and Kelly Wadyko, learning resource specialist.

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