Augusta's St. James team earned first place in Wichita competition.

On Wednesday, April 10, the St. James Battle of the Books team earned first place in a competition at All Saints School in Wichita.

Battle of the Books is a diocesan competition in which each team is responsible to read 20 books selected by the librarians of the diocese. Contestants compete in a quiz bowl setting to answer questions that start “In what book…” The title and last name of the author of the book will be the answer.

The team members are Marie Standfast, 6th grade, and Jacob Reavis, Kolbe Mosier, Juan Miranda, Hayden Jansen, and Alex Brundedge, all 5th graders. The team competed against teams of 6th graders.