(taken from the NC School Library Media Association webpage)
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. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!
BOB in NCCS
Newton-Conover Middle School continues their Battle of the Books tradition with a team this year. They will be competing in the Northwest Regional Battle of the Books competition in the spring in hopes of competing in the state competition in May. The NCMS team is coached by Amanda McRary.
Newton-Conover High School started their journey with Battle of the Books during the 2017-2018 school year. They had a great first year and are excited to continue this new tradition next year. The NCHS team is coached by Alicia Rayfield.
Shuford Elementary, North Newton Elementary, and South Newton Elementary each have teams this year and will compete against each other in a system-wide competition. The winner of this competition will go on to compete in a regional competition. Currently there is no state competition for elementary Battle of the Books teams. The Shuford team is coached by Mandy Cobb and Julie Coleman, the North Newton team is coached by Kimberly Tevepaugh, and the South Newton team is coached by Julie Bowman, Suzanne Cadwallader, and Heather Reynolds.
Cheryl Rhea, AIG Coordinator, coordinates the district and regional events for NCCS.