Battle of the Books

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   Atlantic Community High School has finally started Battle of the Books! Many might be wondering what it is about: Battle of the Books is a reading competition that combines reading and trivia.
  The book selection for the competition comes from 2016-2017’s “Florida Teens Read” list. To participate, one is required to read three of the books on the list. When done, students pair with between three and five people and battle in an online competition.

  Towards the end of November, the teams are made. In December, students begin to practice in teams, and finally, in January, it is battle time! The top two teams compete in the “Grand Battle” at the Education Network, which is located in Boynton Beach, FL.

  Last year Battle of the Books was very successful; A team of Atlantic freshmen came in third place in the entire district. Rebecca Radic, team sponsor, said, “I was so proud of our team last year, it was a huge accomplishment. They are looking for some fresh competition this year, so I invite all to join!”

L-R: Amie Lynn Rushlow, Brandan Gabay, Hubertina Vinod, and Gabriel Turmail made up the 3rd place team, the Avalonian Liars. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Radic, Librarian.
L-R: Amie Lynn Rushlow, Brandan Gabay, Hubertina Vinod, and Gabriel Turmail made up the 3rd place team, the Avalonian Liars.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Radic, Libarian.

My name is Adriana Cruz, a senior in Atlantic Community High School. I first joined this school last year, which was a huge change considering that I lived in Puerto Rico previously. But, luckily, I managed to adapt easily and make friends. I am very happy to be graduating this year. My plans are to go to college and study Criminal Justice. Since I was little, I liked anything that had to do with crime.

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