A huge congratulations to the Fossil Ridge Reading Team for bringing home the FIRST PLACE TROPHY in this year’s Battle of the Books competition!!! Team members Elizabeth Hoang, Kenneth Nguyen, Autumn Mosher, Danielle Lipscomb, Vivian Bolden, Arianna Kaine, Daniel Dao, Paige Priddy, Deanne Nguyen, and Ilsia Molina read 10 Young Adult books this year and beat 13 area high school teams without a single loss the entire day! What a sweet victory this was, especially for many of our seniors in their last year to compete! They worked hard studying these books and characters and remembering obscure facts and details to be prepared for any challenging questions that might appear in the trivia rounds. Their hard work paid off! First place feels AMAZING!!!
On Thursday, April 14th, Fossil Ridge students will compete along with 13 other area high schools in the Battle of the Books tournament at Barnes & Noble Southlake! Parents are welcome to come join us and cheer on the participants. Morning meet and greet activities start in the large the fountain area behind Brio Italian Grill at 9:30, and the first battles will start at 10:00. Battle locations are Barnes & Noble Children’s area, Barnes’ and Noble YA area, Barnes & Noble Gifts area, and Town Hall rooms 1 and 2 located on the third floor of the Town Hall building a block or two away from Barnes & Noble. Battles will run from 10:00 to 12:30, with a lunch break from 12:30 -2:00 (participants can bring money and have time for a sit down meal at Cheesecake Factory or elsewhere nearby). Afternoon battles resume at 2:00 and should finish up by 4:30. All battles in the afternoon will take place in Barnes & Noble.
Cheers to all the competitors who have worked so hard reading this year’s list of 10 YA books! Good luck Fossil Ridge Readers! You guys are AWESOME!!!
(Photo below: FRHS Reading Team 2018….It’s been a few years since we brought home the first place trophy…but I have a good feeling this year might be our year once again!!!! I’ll post new pictures of this year’s current team on battle day next week! Hopefully it will be a photo of us holding up our FIRST PLACE TROPHY once again!!!)