Battle of the Books

Victoria Velasco, Staff

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For five years in a row, Memorial High School had won the Battle of The Books against McHi.

 “The trophy had stayed in our room and we don’t want to give it away,” said Kristina Valdez, Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook staff, “winning, once again, would show our school spirit and support the student body had for the journalism program.”

Students from each school compete by selling yearbooks between October 9th through October 11th.

 “The competition was officially set for the week of the football game against McHi” said Valdez,

“It intensified the rivalry between the schools and encouraged students to get excited about the game.”

 To spread the word, the yearbook staff sent out mass texts, posted on social media, made posters and videos, and also contacted other students personally.

“We tried to get the word out by advertising on social media outlets,” said Valdez,

“In addition, we explained the competition to students and reminded them the importance about buying their yearbook.”

According to the editor-in-Chief, The Battle of the Books usually brought in the most sells in a short amount of time because the staff, and students, are motivated to beat McHi.

“We got a really strong start at registration when everyone was getting ready for the school year, but the week of the Battle of The Books definitely drove up sales which would help us win,” Valdez said,

“This year’s battle was a little different because we had an all- color book for the first time, we noticed an increase in our sales at that point from last year so I think we had a strong start and hopefully we could win once again.”

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