west middle wins battle of the books

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A team of West Rowan Middle School students won the annual middle school “Battle of the Books” competition Friday morning at Corriher-Lipe Middle School.
The team from Erwin Middle School placed second, and Southeast Middle’s team came in third.
The West Rowan Middle team now proceeds to the regional Battle of the Books competition April 11 at Boone Methodist Church in Boone.
Students who competed in the middle school “Battle of the Books” read 26 books and went through a round of 21 questions to determine the winners.
Members of the West Rowan Middle School team are: Melissa Sewell, Kaylyn Pogson, Savannah Simpson, Kimmy Gada, Britan Schenk, Dylan Bruney, Emily Rayl and Samantha Rayl.
The North Carolina School Library Media Association sponsors the Battle of the Books competition, with the goal of encouraging all students to read.
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, according to Rita Foil, spokeswoman for the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
More information on the history and philosophy of the Battle of the Books competition can be found online at www.ncslma.org/BookCompetitions.