The preliminaries for the Battle of the Books, sponsored by Gallaudet University Youth Programs, started with a bang yesterday with our own Buff Team participating. The team consists of Seanna Baird, Jazelina Bumbala, Nichole Bradach, Leilani Games, Rocco Bauer and Nia Voss. They answered questions based on three books they’ve read beginning at the end of September. The team went head to head with the Maryland School for the Deaf, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and a public school from NW Maryland throughout the day. They have gained invaluable experience in reading the books, preparing as a team and representing us!