Hudson Middle School Battle of the Books team won first place among eight competing teams of voracious readers in grades 6 through 8 who have labored over 27 books in preparation for the annual Caldwell County Middle School Battle of the Books Competition. Collettsville School placed 2nd in the competition and the Gamewell Middle School team placed third, with a one-point difference between the ranking.
Congratulations to Hudson Middle School team members Riley Barr, Sarah Brown, Connor Broyhill, Gracie Chester, Chloe Greene, Hayley Hartley, Evan Lewis, TJ Tramble, and Alissa Taylor, coached by Christinia Davis, Media Coordinator.
“Starting the 2nd 9-week grading period, we met daily in the library for 30 minutes poring over each book and the students would ask, ‘What can I read next,’ as they put forth every effort to do their best,” said Coach Davis. “They really became great competitors when it was critical for the win. Now it’s more reading and getting ready for the next level.”
Middle school students participating in the Battle of the Books program read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.
The regional competition, sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association, will be held March 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend and support the Hudson School Middle School Battle of the Books team, Caldwell County’s winning team for 2017.