Tryon Elementary School’s Battle of the Books team placed fourth Tuesday in the Region 8 competition held in Asheville.
The effort marked the first time that a Polk County school has taken part in a regional BOB competition.
Tryon Elementary’s team, which won the county competition earlier this year, consisted of fourth and fifth graders.
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During the competition, students are asked questions about various published works and must respond with the title and author of the related book.
Tryon Elementary’s team included: Fourth Grade – Cameron Hodges, Brooklynn Lewis, Ramey Martin, Riley Ballentine, Neil Rostick, Madison Sparks-Trumble; Fifth Grade – Cade Bright, Gracie Edwards, Sarah Gray, Brianna Gray, Jeffrey Gray, Lawson Carter