Battle of the Books Champions Recognized by Board

More than 100 students and their coaches
honored at tonight’s meeting

"Greensboro, N.C. Whether they were “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” or “Beneath My Mother’s Feet,” the Battle of the Books teams from Guilford County Schools were hard at work this year, reading and studying selected literature. More than 900 students on 79 teams competed this year, and for nine teams, the hard work resulted in a first-, second- or third-place win.

Tonight, more than 100 students were recognized by the Guilford County Board of Education, including first-place winners Jones Elementary, Northern Middle and Grimsley High. Northern Middle also placed third in this year’s regional competition, held in Winston-Salem through the North Carolina School Library Media Association.

Second-place winners at each level were Jefferson Elementary, Kiser Middle and Weaver Academy. Placing third were Alderman Elementary, Northwest Middle and Northwest High.

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that tests the knowledge of students using a "quiz bowl" format. Students train for months, studying challenging books from a diverse range of authors. Read more or click here to watch a video about the event."

- A Press Release

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