College students hit the books at Easton Space Excessive College as a part of annual 'Studying Olympics' competitors

EASTON, Pa. – Prepared, set, learn.

Thursday was the Studying Olympics at Easton Space Excessive College. And no, it isn’t your typical Olympics with swimming and gymnastics occasions. It is all about books.

“College students from center faculties and excessive faculties all through the world learn books off a listing,” mentioned Meg Sayago, Librarian at Lehigh Valley Academy. “We use a listing of 25 books that adjustments yearly.

After which they arrive right here and compete towards one another in a three-round format.”

And sure, the college with probably the most factors on the finish of the three rounds, will get a prize.

“We have now trophies for first, second, third place. First place additionally will get an autographed e-book from the checklist,” Sayago mentioned.

It is a good way for college kids who’re keen about studying to return collectively.

“I am tremendous excited for them,” mentioned Whitehall Excessive College Guide Membership Advisor Nicole Capuano. “They take a break from social media. Simply actually blissful we obtained to return out right here, to compete, the chance to be concerned and meet up with different faculties.”

Plenty of academics right here say whether or not they win the competitors or nor, they’re simply blissful the scholars are nonetheless studying.

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