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Fifth Graders Compete in Annual Reading Relays

 First place team
This year's fifth grade Reading Relays winners are the Shooting Stars from Westwood Elementary. 
 Left to right: Westwood teacher Alana Dunkin, Jenna McClain, Adeline Brooks, Chantelle Ware, Olivia Burkhart.
 
 Second place team
The second place team at this year's fifth grade Reading Relays is the Fab Four  from Westwood Elementary. 
Left to right: Westwood teacher Alana Dunkin, Noah Schafer, Sam Guddall, Charlie Brink, Camden Hershberger.
 
Third place team
The third place team at this year's fifth grade Reading Relays is LA Jolt from Westwood Elementary. 
Left to right: Luke Thompson, Oliver Lacey, Luke Auderer, Jake Gossett, Westwood teacher Alana Dunkin.
 
Fourth place team
The fourth place team at this year's fifth grade Reading Relays is Brookie Cookies from Prairie Trail Elementary.   
Left to right: Sydney Madetzke, Nick Rodriguez, Luke Robie, Prairie Trail teacher Corissa Thompson, Kara Hagedorn.
 
 Fifth place team
The fifth place team at this year's fifth grade Reading Relays is Fantastick 4 Kittens from Prairie Trail Elementary. 
Left to right: Lauren Rolling, Natara Whisenand, Emma Freeman, Kenzie Brummer.

ANKENY, Iowa (April 6, 2016) - The Westood Elementary Shooting Stars won this year's district Reading Relays on April 2.  Sixteen teams out of 60 qualified to compete in the annual event. 
 
Teams competed in four rounds answering questions about books they had read. Four teams advanced to the finals, with one team from Prairie Trail, Fantastick 4 Kittens, missing the finals by just one point. 
 
"It was a fierce competition, but everyone agreed, it was a lot of fun sharing the love of reading with each other,"  said Corissa Thompson,  Prairie Trail teacher.
 
The final four teams all received medals and will pick out new books to take home.  The winning team, Shooting Stars, will keep the Reading Relays traveling trophy at Westwood for the year.
 
The top five teams at the 2016 Reading Relays:
 
First place: Jenna McClain, Adeline Brooks, Chantelle Ware, Olivia Burkhart - Shooting Stars, Westwood Elementary
Second place: Noah Schafer, Sam Guddall, Charlie Brink, Camden Hershberger - Fab Four, Westwood Elementary
Third place: Luke Thompson, Oliver Lacey, Luke Auderer, Jake Gossett- LA Jold, Westwood Elementary
Fourth place: Sydney Madetzke, Nick Rodriguez, Luke Robie, Kara Hagedorn - Brookie Cookies, Prairie Trail Elementary
Fifth place: Lauren Rolling, Natara Whisenand, Emma Freeman, Kenzie Brummer - Fantastick 4 Kittens, Prairie Trail Elementary