Waupaca High School’s Battle of the Books team was first in the state this year. Their score was 30 points ahead of their nearest competitor. Battle of the Books is a statewide reading challenge for elementary, middle school and high school students. Its goal is to promote a love of reading and encourage students to read a variety of books. Teams read 20 books each season and are tested on content knowledge, as well as correctly identifying titles and authors, The team received the list of books last summer. The genres in the senior division included fantasy, nonfiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, science fiction and graphic novel. The week of the competition, the test opened up on a Monday morning, with the team having until Friday to take it.