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Students from Mrs. Pepple’s fourth-grade class at Lakeridge Elementary School are the Island’s Global Reading Challenge winners. They are, Natalie Dumler, Vaiva Raisys, Sam Lamperti, Max Taylor, Morgan Dawson, Carolina Keith and Everett Weeks. In back is Mrs. Pepple.  - Contributed photo
Students from Mrs. Pepple’s fourth-grade class at Lakeridge Elementary School are the Island’s Global Reading Challenge winners. They are, Natalie Dumler, Vaiva Raisys, Sam Lamperti, Max Taylor, Morgan Dawson, Carolina Keith and Everett Weeks. In back is Mrs. Pepple.
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Lakeridge team is Global Reading Challenge winner

On February 26th, fourth-grade teams from West Mercer Elementary, Lakeridge Elementary and St. Monica’s competed in the district finals of the Global Reading Challenge held at the Mercer Island Library.

Each team read the same books, and were asked about specific details of each book. There were three rounds of questions, with 8-10 questions each round. For every question, the teams would submit their answer in writing.

After the three rounds, Lakeridge was crowned as the champion of the District by a slim margin.

The Lakeridge team will go on to compete in the regional finals against the champions of Bellevue and Issaquah on March 12.

Boys team wins Academic title

The Mercer Island boys basketball team was once again crowned WIAA 3A state academic champions.

The Islander boys were recognized at halftime of the 3A boys basketball state championship game between Rainier Beach and Eastside Catholic Saturday, March 8 at the Tacoma Dome.

Mercer Island finished its season with an overall record of 18-8.

 

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