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Topsail Middle, North Topsail Elementary win district Battle of the Books competitions

posted Mar 10, 2017, 11:58 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

The North Topsail Elementary and Topsail Middle School Battle of the Books teams won Pender County’s Battle of the Books competitions for the elementary and middle school levels and will advance to the regional competition.

The Battle of the Books program encourages reading and presents students with a variety of literature written by young adult authors. The competition requires students to answer questions about more than two dozen books that make up the Battle of the Books list. Each team receives points for accurately responding with the title and author of the book.

During the district Battle on Friday, students donned team shirts and worked together to recall details of the literature on this year’s Battle of the Books list. While the atmosphere was friendly, there was an intensity as teams briefly conversed on the correct answer.

For the first time in at least 16 years, every middle school team scored at least 100 points in the competition. Congratulations to all of the