On Monday, March 25 the Fairbury JH Reading Classics team competed in the Jefferson County Reading Classics competition at the ‘47 gym. The competition consists of five rounds of ten questions each, with one of the questions being a current event. The four students can discuss that question and write an answer.
Fairbury won and traveled to the State Reading Classics competition the following Saturday, at Tri-County Schools. There were six teams at state and the competition was three rounds of ten questions. The top two teams made it to finals. Fairbury answered 20 of the 30 questions correct and was the top finisher going into finals. The final competition was Fairbury vs. Falls City and consisted of 15 questions. The students then stood on the stage and buzzed in (similar to quiz bowl) and gave the answer orally without consulting teammates. After fifteen questions, the score was tied 6-6 and five more questions were given to break the tie. Fairbury won 2-0.
Fairbury team members are 8th graders Cora Tatro, and Eli Livingston and 7th graders Toby Julin-McCleary, Schuylar Malone and Eliza Kroeker.