ELIZABETHTOWN — All five Bladen County 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.
The competition will be held Tuesday, March 17, at Bladen Community College’s auditorium starting at 9 a.m.
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.