May 5, 2014

The student teams from École St-Dominique (Sudbury) and École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford) were dominant at the 11th annual Battle of the Books competition on April 30, 2014 and won the top two medals. The Requins from École St-Dominique pursued their domination at this event by winning the gold medal in the Francophone competition. École St-Dominique students have a well-deserved reputation of representing a school whose students devour books and love to read. This is the fifth time in the last seven years that this French Catholic school has claimed the championship.

The Lynx from Chelmsford’s École Alliance St-Joseph also excelled and finished second overall and won the Team Spirit Award. Whereas this silver medal is their first one ever at the Battle of the Books contest, the Lynx were also awarded the Team Spirit Award in 2013. 

Organized by the Greater Sudbury Public Library, the competition enabled 12 French-language Catholic and Public schools from the community to read 30 books before taking part in the competition aimed at promoting enthusiasm for books and reading among students and promoting literacy in schools. The program was created to stimulate enjoyment of recreational reading in grades 4, 5 and 6 by encouraging students to read more books written by authors they already enjoy and to discover new authors. 

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.



Paul de la Riva
Communications and Community Development Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone