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High School News: Battle of the Books team qualifies for state

posted Mar 25, 2015, 8:15 AM by TC Administrator
Tri-Center's High School Battle of the Books team, "Famished for Fiction," has qualified for the state competition to be held in Marshalltown on April 28th.  Team members include Amanda Rose Phillips, Nicole McPhillips, Christine Hess, Mackenzie Attkisson and Jessica Wulff.  All TCHS teams are coached by Nyra Sondag.  This is the first year Tri-Center has participated in the High School Battle of the Books.  All of the students participated in the Southwest Iowa Middle School Battle of the Books when they were younger and wanted to continue challenging themselves as readers.  

Tri-Center had three teams participate in the competition with one of those teams qualifying for the State competition.  Each team is responsible for reading 28 books select by the Iowa High School Battle of the Books organization.  The teams met together to discuss the books and plan strategy. This was difficult to schedule as all of the participants are active in music, athletics, speech/drama and other clubs at Tri-Center.  They participated in online qualifying rounds to earn a trip to the state tournament.