AME super achievers

AME Super achievers
From left to right: Skyler Dubats, AME Media Specialist Lynn McDonough, Ava Harlan, Fiona McCarthy, Emerson Gill and Gabriella Gilbert. - Submitted

A team of five Anna Maria Elementary (AME) fifth-graders earned first place in the Manatee County School District’s countywide “Battle of the Books” competition on Friday, March 15 at State College of Florida.

The AME team had read all 15 books that are Sunshine State Readers for this school year. The school earned a trophy that will stay at AME until the battle next year. Each member of the team received their own personal trophy and a medal. Battle of the Books is a reading competition that Anna Maria Elementary has been doing every year for the last seven years. This was the first year that the county had a district competition.