New Year, New Chapter for Tome Society

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New Year, New Chapter for Tome Society

Chesney Wilbanks, Mauriana Gilbert, and Brian Buffington

Chesney Wilbanks, Mauriana Gilbert, and Brian Buffington

Chesney Wilbanks

Chesney Wilbanks, Mauriana Gilbert, and Brian Buffington

Chesney Wilbanks

Chesney Wilbanks

Chesney Wilbanks, Mauriana Gilbert, and Brian Buffington

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Club posters are plastered along the hallways, and meeting dates are being scheduled. Here at East Hall, we have a variety of different clubs for different interests students have. This week’s club focus is Tome Society, a group of students that has many things in store for this school year.  

 

Tome Society is Georgia based organization started in 2012 where students are involved in literacy competition and reading a list of books that encourage children and young adults to read, be creative, and learn leadership skills. Tome Society can go beyond the just 3-12 grade if you are presented with specific awards during your time in Tome you can be provided with scholarships. You don’t have to have an interest in reading to be apart of Tome, you can join if you are interested in things such as creative writing, anime, and gaming. Since 2012 Tome has gone from 90 students to over 750 and is still growing.

 

Tome Society has been apart of East Hall High School since 2012 and has been growing ever since. I had the chance to speak to the Co-founder of Tome Society and the EHHS Media Center Specialist, Rebecca Hamby, about why students should join Tome Society. “Students should join Tome if they love to read, write, game, or like Anime/Manga. We have breakout groups that talk about each of these topics, and we participate in competitions dealing with each of them as well.” Mrs. Hamby expresses that a variety of different students can join Tome. You can also use your interest in a topic to participate in competitions and win awards.

 

Many events and opportunities are presented when you join Tome Society. You get to participate in events such as the biggest event Tome has called TomeCon. Tomecon is an all-day event where you get to meet famous authors and be involved in sessions with them and go deeper into literacy knowledge. They also present awards for competitions you have been working on all year long. You can also take small trips to help out in the community. One trip includes going to Elementary School’s in the county and reading to them. When kids find out about Tome Society it’s encouraging young students to join the team. The months of October and November are exciting times for the club. November is National Novel Writing Month and is the month of Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo is a challenge anyone can participate in where you try to write a novel consisting of 50,000 in 1 month. October is the planning month for the novel writing month and is preparing for attempting to write a novel in a month. These are just a few of the many opportunities presented when you are involved in Tome Society.

 

   Overall, Tome Society has a lot in store for 2018/2019. This club wants to improve and get bigger and better each year. Students work all year to win awards and are recognized for all of the hard work they have done. If you think you’d be interested in Tome Society stop by the Media Center and check it out.

 

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