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A Battle of Wits

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A Battle of Wits

Holts Battle of the Books team was geared up and ready to answer what ever was thrown at them

Holts Battle of the Books team was geared up and ready to answer what ever was thrown at them

Holts Battle of the Books team was geared up and ready to answer what ever was thrown at them

Holts Battle of the Books team was geared up and ready to answer what ever was thrown at them

Hunter Richardson, Writer

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On Wednesday, March 6th Holt faced off against Timberland and Liberty in the 4th annual Wentzville School District Battle of the Books. This year the battle was brought back to Holt for the 2nd time since it stated. Battle of the Books was a free to attend event that took place at 6 o’clock in the Holt library, the Battle consisted of 10 themed rounds all of which were hosted by Mr.Gleason asking question about this years Gateway books. A audience round was also be held as an intermission after the first 5 rounds where the audience had to guess if a character was alive or if they died.  

 

This years team consisted of, Sharayu Shrinivas(‘20), Emma Robertson (‘22), Gina Saso (‘22), Lydia Cella (‘21), Helen Le (‘21), Isabel Landuyt (‘21), and Jessica Batista (‘19). Holt’s team was looking forward to taking the trophy back from last year’s champions Liberty High School and being the first of the Wentzville School District High Schools to score their second Battle of the Books win however sadly fell to Timberland having earned 3200 points with Holt still getting a respectable second place with 2850 points having a 800 point lead on third place Liberty who had earned 2050 points. Timberlands prize was a large statue resembling the famous  Walk of Ideas stack of books in Berlin. The trophy was adorned with a medal and had a boxing glove on top to remind them of the battle of minds they just fought.

 

“They did it folks! Timberland won the battle!!!” tweeted out an excited Timberland Library.  However Holt was not disheartened at this loss with them taking to Twitter to congratulate the winner and let them know they are ready for next year.

 

“4th Annual Battle of the Books was standing room only. Congrats @THSReads (Timberland Libraries Twitter) on the win. We will meet again in 2020!” tweeted out Holt Library

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