Gorillas Dominate Reading Olympics

Kendall Roeder

On April 24th, 26 Gregory students grades 2nd-7th attended the annual Reading Olympics in Burke. The Reading Olympics is a competition in which students read ten books and compete in a quiz bowl with questions from only these books. 

The 2nd grade consisted of Eli Fogel, Jessy Jo Vanderwerff, Jaden Graber, Kade Stukel, and Lana Talsma; sadly they didn’t place.  The 3rd grade also didn’t place and consisted of Coy Determan, Dakota Timanus, Shaylee Serr, Gracie Kenzy, Christian Spann, and Brooklynn Kenzy.  The 4th grade team only had two members, Keeley Klein and Samantha Timanus, but that didn’t stop them from finishing in 3rd place.  The 5th grade team which was made up of Salma Serr, Tommy Determan, Grant Thomas, and Jaslee Kerner also brought home a 3rd place trophy.  The 6th grade team which consisted of Lahna Matucha, JJ Beck, Shelby Zimmerman, Megan Warnke, and Addy Nelson also finished in 3rd place.  The 7th grade team was the only Gregory team to finish in first place; it consisted of Mollie Schmidt, Jorgan Remme, Sami Whitney, and Santanya Matucha. 

Overall the Gorillas did very well bringing home the Reading Olympics Traveling Trophy, which is a trophy that goes to the team with the most points amoung all of their participants.  When asked about the contest, Brooklynn Kenzy said, “It was fun, and I plan on doing it again next year.”  She also stated, “The hardest part of the Olympics was answering the questions at the competition.”