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Middle schoolers to battle over book facts

posted Mar 9, 2017, 7:05 AM by Valerie Newton

Bladen County Schools

Technology Services

Invites you to our

2017 Middle School

Battle of the Books Competition

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

                                                               9:00 am

                                                        (Team Registration begins at 8:30 am)



                                                     Bladen Community College, Auditorium

                                                   7418 NC Hwy 41

                                                    Bladenboro, NC 28320


 All five middle schools; Bladenboro Middle, Clarkton School of Discovery, East Arcadia Elementary, Elizabethtown Middle and Tar Heel Middle will be competing in the 21st annual Battle of the Books.  Each team is comprised of up to 12 members who have been preparing to compete in a quiz-bowl format throughout the entire school year.  These students have been reading books from the state list which is distributed by the Department of Technology and Digital Teaching and Learning.  These books are added to each media center at the beginning of the school year. 


The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is “to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature.  The game format creates interest and excitement in reading.  Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.”

Parents are encouraged to attend this competition.