ECISD Elementary schools take part in 'Battle of The Bluebonnets'

ECISD Elementary students, parents, and faculty come together for the 7th annual Battle of The Bluebonnets, organizers say that this event is aimed at encouraging reading with family and friends outside of class.

Odessa -- The 7th annual Battle of the Bluebonnets has wrapped up and LBJ Elementary School has been named the champions.

To take home the victory students correctly answered all 20 questions.

For the first time in its 7 years all 28 elementary schools in ECISD took part in the competition.

Students in grades 3rd through 5th team up from each school to read a total of 20 books and then compete in a game-show style competition.

Employees for the district say the goal isn't to have students compete against one another but to motivate a positive reading culture that includes their family and friends.

Every student that participated received a certificate and a prize bag.

For more information on the Texas Bluebonnet award head to their website.