2022 Tournament Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 SALT tournament!

3rd & 4th Grade Champions

Salem Academy Mermaids (Angelo, Lyllian, Mrs. Vaubel, and Shane — Piper not pictured)

5th & 6th Grade Champions

Salem Academy Fantastic 4 (Noah, Cooper, Isabella, and Kennedy)

7th & 8th Grade Champions

Salem Academy Saltines (Carter, Stella, Emily, Kaely, and Madi)

Welcome Back to a Crazy School Year

There is some good news for you in all this craziness. We are planning to move ahead with SALT for the 2020-2021 school year!

We have made the decision to shorten the reading lists by 25% since we might not be back on our campuses full time until at least November. We have been working to shorten the reading list and we will have that posted for you soon.

We will be extending grace on timelines to register your schools since getting your teams up and running might take some extra time.

We aren’t sure exactly what the tournament will look like on April 30th, 2021, but we are committed to making something happen if possible. It might even be a virtual tournament, but we will see what the guidelines look like closer to the spring before we make any major decisions.

Please contact us with any questions you might have. We are here to help figure out how to facilitate this and keep the momentum rolling for our kids!

2020 SALT Tournament Postponed

The second annual Salem Area Literature Tournament, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been POSTPONED due to Governor Kate Brown’s executive order regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The order prohibits large gatherings and places restrictions on social distancing over the next four weeks. You can find more details about the mandate here. The SALT Board of Directors will review options for resuming the tournament at a later date. We will send email notifications to coaches, and update the website, as new information becomes available.

2020 SALT Tournament Date

We’re excited to announce that the second annual Salem Area Literature Tournament will be held at Salem Academy on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Our website’s tournament clock has been set so you can enjoy the anticipation! Get details about the SALT tournament here. Please remember to check the website throughout the summer for other important information and dates you will want to mark on your calendars.

2019 Tournament Championship Round Videos

See the 2019 SALT tournament championship rounds as they unfolded on April 6, 2019. Watch Salem Academy and The Sharks compete for the 3rd & 4th Grade Division championship and Riviera and Salem Academy battle it out for the 5th & 6th Grade Division championship.

2019 Tournament in Pictures

Salem Academy hosted the first annual SALT tournament on April 6, 2019. Over 50 students from Salem area schools came together for a day of competition and team camaraderie. Students from 3rd to 6th grade put forth their best efforts for a fun and memorable competition.

2019 Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our first-ever SALT tournament!

3rd & 4th Grade Champions

The Sharks (Ellie, Mason, Baron, and Chloe).

5th & 6th Grade Champions

Salem Academy SALT Stars (Madilyn, Emily, Stella, and Kaely)

Tournament Preparations

April is right around the corner and we are in full swing with our tournament preparations! We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

If you haven’t already done so, please submit the names of your SALT kids so we can make sure the spellings are correct for the tournament roster. Those can be emailed to jorso@saltvault.org

Also, please remember to bring a full set of 16 SALT books with you to the April 6, 2019 tournament. These will be used for team challenges that are allowed at the end of each round. Please make sure the books are placed in a closed box or bag so competitors cannot see them during a skirmish. The sets of books will be placed next to the team coaches during competition.