On Sunday, ten middle school students attended the Battle of the Books competition in Maryland.  The team included Belle Steinberg, Amal Buba, Brooke Roberson, Niamh O’Donovan, and Evan Kendall. They named themselves “Team Da Hippies.” Meanwhile Allison Benitez, Mira Soskis, Sophia Showalter, Lena Webb, and Bethel Gebreyesus formed “Team Perseverance.” In the event, students competed using their knowledge of specific books they had read. Both Latin teams earned high scores in the following areas: Q&A, spelling, costumes, and intro chant.