Winners of ‘Battle of the Books’ listed

Butte's elementary schools recently participated in the "Battle of the Books,” which was sponsored by the Butte Public Library event.

The Emerson Lightning Bolts took first in the sixth grade category. The team includes Clara Tamblyn (captain), Avrielle Boggess, Tasia Swan, Dacelyn LaFond and Addison Endy.

Second and third place honors went to the Emerson Awesome Readers and the Emerson Buzzing Readers. Fourth place went to Margaret Leary School’s Perusich’s Piranhas

The fifth grade team that took home first was Butte Central’s Razor Sharp Pizza Slices. The team includes Patrick Stimatz (captain), Maddison Rowe, Tanner Hook, Holley Smith, and Arrieonna Navarro.

Whittier School’s Super Readers took second place, and third went to Hillcrest School’s Bookie Monsters. Fourth place went to Butte Central’s Book Monsters.

Tech prof's paper accepted for presentation

John W. Ray, Ph.D, of Montana Tech's Liberal Studies Department, has had a paper titled "Intuition vs. Reason — Are They Necessarily in Conflict?" accepted for presentation at the 25th International Conference on Learning at the University of Athens-Greece this spring.

The paper makes the argument that while both intuition and reason are valid learning approaches; reason and intuition are often portrayed as opposing learning systems.

Ray teaches classes at Tech in political science, political philosophy, and public policy. He was recently selected for membership into the International Hegel Society headquartered in Germany. He has also recently had an article titled "An Analysis and Criticism of Chaim Perelman's Approach to Evidence and Argument as Developed in The New Rhetoric" published by Tübingen University in Germany.

Toastmasters list winners

Top O’ The Mornin’ Toastmasters weekly winners included Kolby Tretheway, best speaker, and Bob Cerise, best evaluator. There was a three-way tie for best topic respondent — Mike Gribben, Sherry Flamand and Lorri DePlazes. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Perkins.