Battle of the Books


The WSD Battle of the Books team is open to middle school students who enjoy reading and like to take on academic challenges. The team meets throughout the school year and competes in the national competition sponsored by Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet’s Battle of the Books competition was created to promote literacy amongst deaf and hard of hearing middle school students, to promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship, and to encourage critical thinking skills. The competition is divided into three groups: Buff, Blue, and Green. Schools that have deaf programs compete against each other in preliminary and playoff competitions via video phone, and in the national competitions at Gallaudet University to ultimately decide the champions in each group. The competition was established in 2012 and WSD has been involved since 2015.


2021: Buff Team 4th Place at Nationals
2020: Blue Team National Champions & Buff Team 2nd Place at Nationals
2019: Blue Team went to Nationals
2018: Green Team National Champions & Buff Team went to Nationals
2017: Buff Team 2nd Place at Nationals
2016: Buff Team 3rd Place at Nationals
2015: Blue Team National Champions