Seven North Polk sixth-grade students attended Ames Public Library’s Battle of the Books after school on April 3. Teams earned points for answering questions about books they had been reading from a list over the past nine months. The Mean Green Fighting Machines, made up of Logan Engebretson, Nicholas KoesterCraig, Jon Lehms and Jackson McClain, earned fourth place out of the 15 teams that attended the competition.
Any sixth-grade student that was interested in Battle of the Books received the list of 20 books in June 2013. Students who had read six of the books by the end of November were placed on a team and then began meeting with Mrs. Schwab during their lunchtime to prepare for the competition.