Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


March 21, 2014

Rice Blue Lightning

Rice Intermediate/Middle School competed in the 2014 Battle of the Books Feb. 28 sponsored by ESC Region 12. The competition was held in Waco at Lake Air Montessori School. Each year the state of Texas puts together a list of 20 books for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students called The Texas Lone Star List. Each student must read at least six books and students are required to answer questions from the books for the contest. There were 42 schools in the competition. Rice was in fifth place after the first round of 25 questions and ultimately finished in 10th place.

Blue Lightning was chosen as the team name and the members designed t-shirts and a poster for the competition. Team members were seventh and eighth graders Miguel Ortega, Dylan McDonald, Cameron Metcalfe, A. J. Harris, Norma Flores, and Sarah Montgomery. They were accompanied by proud sponsors Donna Gipson and Kristi Braly. This was the first year Rice competed in the event and team appreciated the opportunity and looks forward to next year’s contest.


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