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Nebraska South Team Advances in Reading Competition

The Nebraska Regional Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing participated in the Battle of the Books for grades 5-8 through Gallaudet University Youth Programs during the 2021-2022 school year.The NRP - Nebraska South (NEBS) team qualified for Nationals in the Buff division and competed in a hybrid format (Zoom or in-person) on May 17-18, 2022 from Lincoln. Members of the team include Jenna Woitalewicz, Mesa Koertje, and Jesse Gilman-McCown. They were chaperoned by Jill Hoffart of the Nebraska Regional Programs and their Deaf mentor, Abbey Andress.Day one of the competition consisted of Round Robin, ranking matches and on Day two, bracket pla...

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