Catholic schools from outside Jefferson County dominated this year’s Archdiocese of Louisville Book Bee. The competition, held the first week in March, drew 60 teams from around the archdiocese.
St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., won the fourth-grade division. They were followed by St. Dominic School, Springfield, Ky., in second place and Our Lady of Lourdes School in third place.
In fifth-grade competition, St. Augustine School in Lebanon, Ky., placed first. Our Lady of Lourdes School placed second and St. Dominic School placed third.
St. James, Elizabethtown, also placed first in sixth-grade competition. Our Lady of Lourdes placed second and St. Michael School placed third.
In junior high play, St. Augustine placed first, St. Dominic took second and St. James, Elizabethtown, placed third.
Students begin preparing for the competition by reading grade-appropriate books each summer. During three rounds of competition, students are quizzed about the content of 12 books.
The Book Bee included four levels of competition conducted at Presentation Academy and at St. Patrick School. The finals were held at DeSales High School.