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Granite Falls Elementary Wins Battle of the Books

Granite Falls Elementary Students Ready to Compete for Battle of the Books Elementary students were engaged in an all-out book war this week during the Elementary Battle of the Books and after rounds of competition, Granite Falls Elementary School was declared the winner.

The 11th Annual Elementary Battle of the Books filled the Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church on Tuesday, March 14th with fourth and fifth grade students from 15 elementary schools in the district. After more than 20 rounds of competition, Granite Falls Elementary outscored the other teams and embraced the championship trophy.

The winning team at Granite Falls Elementary consists of Victoria Villacorte, Emily Kooiker, Davis Smith, Austin Shore, Rachel Jetton, Riley Murphy, and Kaylee Moore, coached by Jennifer Jurney, AIG teacher.

“This is like our athletic March Madness,” said Jurney. “This is our time to be competitive.”

Davenport A+ School took the 2nd place finish, Whitnel Elementary students placed third, and Lower Creek Elementary School finished in fourth.

The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County sponsored both the Elementary Battle of the Books and the Middle School Battle of the Books events held this month. The Granite Falls Elementary team now prepares for the Regional level of competition that will be held in Hickory on April 27.