The Best Readers in Cleveland County Square off at Annual Battle of the Books Competition
If you think bookworms are not competitive, think again. And then, think some more if you want to stand a chance against them when it comes to reading comprehension and detail memory recall.
As Dr. Seuss we concluded, the competition season commenced as teams from around the county came together to test their knowledge by answering in-depth reading comprehension questions from the designated book list. This year’s winners are as follows.
Overall K-4 School Winners
1st Place- Grover Elementary
2nd Place-Marion Elementary
3rd Place-North Elementary
Overall K-5 School Winners
1st Place: Kings Mountain Intermediate
2nd Place: Washington Elementary
3rd Place: Shelby Intermediate
Dr. Pace Award
Dr. Ruth Pace has been working with Battle of the Books in Cleveland County since it began at the Middle School level in 1992. She has helped coach teams, moderated numerous local and regional competitions, and written hundreds of practice questions for every book on the middle and elementary school list each year.
The Dr. Pace Award is given in honor of Dr. Ruth Pace to the student on each team who is considered, by peers, to be most knowledgeable regarding all of the books.
Dr. Pace Award Winners:
Bethware Elementary: Ariel Inthisarath
Boiling Springs Elementary: Grady Nodine
Casar Elementary: Adam Chaney
East Elementary: Dominic Paysour
Fallston Elementary: Andrew Yarboro
Graham Elementary: Rebecca Diaz
Grover Elementary: Emma Whitener
James Love Elementary: Kenadi Homesley
Jefferson Elementary: Braylon Bridges
Kings Mountain Intermediate: Ruby Osborne
Marion Elementary: Tyler Padgett
North Elementary: Lucas Donovan
Shelby Intermediate: Gaby Lopez
Springmore Elementary: Yoselin Espinosa-Paz
Township Three Elementary: Gage Wigginton
Union Elementary: Samara Jones
Washington Elementary: Kailyn Daniels
West Elementary: Amelia Pruitt