DuBois, PA – DuBois Area School District came home with a trophy from the Brookville Reading Competition. The student teams needed to read 24 specific books and then answer in-depth comprehension questions about them.

The DuBois 9th grade team earned third place honors, and the sophomore team earned first place. That team has won first place for the past three years.

Chloe Neal was tested on three books, which were a mix of contemporary and classics, including Turtles All the Way Down, Mistaken Identity, and Gulliver’s Travels. Sarah Swope has actually been involved in the competition since elementary school.

The full list of books the students were asked to read:

New books for this year:

  • The Possible by Tara Altebrando – mystery/thriller
  • What Light by Jay Asher – YA fiction
  • Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno – YA fiction
  • One Second After by William R. Forstchen – science fiction/post-apocalyptic
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding – adventure/dystopian
  • Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout – science fiction/suspense/adventure
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – realistic fiction
  • The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle – contemporary
  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – mystery/suspense
  • Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell Coleen and Whitney Cerak – biography/autobiography
  • Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson – YA fiction/romance
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – contemporary/romance

Repeat books:

  • Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson – realistic fiction
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray – mystery/paranormal fiction
  • Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies – fantasy
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake – historical fiction
  • Every Day by David Levithan – romance/fantasy
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – YA fiction
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick – fictional autobiography/human rights activism in Cambodia
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan – fiction
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – biography/non-fiction
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – novel
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift – classic
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut – classic

Listen to the interview with Chloe Neal and Sarah Swope by clicking below.

Congratulations to our DuBois reading competition winners!

Sophomore: The Novelties

Seated:  Olivia Reed, Sarah Swope, Chloe Stoner

Standing:  Lucy Scheffler, Hannah Allen, Anna Wingard, Monica Scotto, Emily Richards, Avery Timko, Lydia Dixon

Ninth Grade Team:  Page Turners

Seated:  Chloe Neel, Captain

Kneeling:  Anastasia Miller, Madee Finalle

Standing:  Bethany Gildbrandsen, Brianna Nelson, Haley Moore, Madison Brantley, Cooper Adams, Abby Dressler, Xzai Park