Cologne Academy

Pictured, from left is teacher Laura Oman with the Battle of the Books team from Cologne Academy: Justin Riemer, Madison Pridon, Victoria Wirtz, Makenzie Meyer and Julian Riemer.

Cologne Academy participated in a Battle of the Books sponsored by Friends of Education.

Teams of students read a variety of books on an assigned list and then answered questions. Seven teams competed internally at the school in January.

The winning team advanced to the finals held at Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis on May 14. Cologne Academy and St. Croix Prep tied for first place.

In an exciting tie-breaker, Cologne Academy finished in 2nd place.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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