Meadow School is the winner of the 2015 Elementary Battle of the Books regional competition held recently at the Surge Center in Wilson.
Six districts were represented at the Regional 3 competition including Durham Public Schools, Franklin County Schools, Granville County Public Schools, Johnston County Schools, Wilson County Schools, and several charter schools.
Students competing on the Meadow School BOB team include Jada Barefoot, Lyda Boone, Elliot Butler, Jaleel Carranza, Jared Carranza, Kaitlyn Giddens, Anna Knowles, Adam Miller, Preston Parker, Braden Raynor, Emma Stewart, and Reagan Williford. Coaching the team were Lori Keith, Heather Sutton, and Rhonda Langston.
The Meadow School BOB team was recognized by the Johnston County Board of Education for their victory during the Board’s May 12th meeting.
Books used in this year’s competition have included How Tia Lola Came to Stay, The Penderwicks, Soft Rain, Among the Hidden, Taffy of Torpedo Junction, Extra Credit, Free Baseball, Kenny and The Dragon, A Strong Right Arm, Princess Academy, Turtle in Paradise, Blue, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Rules, Hatchet, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, and The Candymakers.
Battle of the Books is a national program that is supported by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) to encourage reading by all students at the elementary school level. Students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading, while the competition improves the reading skills of students, helps them mature in their choices of reading materials, and helps them acquire a broader knowledge base.