Archdale-Trinity wins book battle

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 05:47 PM

Team members stretch for the next round of competition, getting their bodies and minds ready to show what they know about books.
During the countywide Battle of the Books competition, Archdale-Trinity and Braxton Craven middle schools pulled out a few perfect rounds.
The two middle schools, along with five other Randolph County middle schools, battled it out over which team had the most knowledge of this year’s 27 battle books, including “George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War,” ”Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie” and “Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis.”
Jennifer Jackson, media specialist at Braxton Craven and co-sponsor of the BOB team, said the competition took a lot of preparation for her students.
“They are all sixth graders,” she said. “We read for the first semester and practice competition for the second semester. Students write questions, and we use Edmodo (educational social network) to discuss.”
The Braxton Craven team tied for third with 86 points. Archdale-Trinity came in first, scoring 118 points. The team members each received trophies and a large trophy to display at the school.
Archdale-Trinity Middle School will represent Randolph County in the middle school regional competition of Battle of the Books.
“The kids are really committed, and they do so much. The parents are committed, too,” said Kathi May, media specialist and co-sponsor of the Archdale-Trinity team. “We’ve been so lucky.”
The Archdale-Trinity Battle of the Books team members are Amelia Bryan, Breanna Crouse, Steven Davis, Alex Figgatt, Cody Flory, Bella Frazier, Emily Hall, Jacob Marsh, Rebecca Meier and Rianna Reynolds. Rachel Lowman co-sponsored the team.
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