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Battle of the Books 2024

Elementary Battle of the Books

Reading took center stage as students competed in Battle of the Books February 20-27.  

Battle of the Books exposes students to challenging and quality works of literature, improving their reading skills, maturing their choices of reading materials, and helping them learn from a variety of world views. After they read more than a dozen preselected titles, they compete in several rounds of questioning, putting their knowledge of what they read to the test. 

NWPMS Battle of the Books  SBMS Battle of the Books

Elementary titles for the 2024 competition included Wish, Root Magic, Walls Within Walls, and more. Middle school competitors read books like New Kid, Wolf Hollow, and Salt to the Sea. High school teams’ list included Scythe, All My Rage, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and more.  

High school Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the winning teams at each grade level, and a job well done to all who competed! 

Elementary Winners 



  • 1st Place: Swansboro Elementary
  • 2nd Place: Parkwood Elementary
  • 3rd Place: Richlands Elementary 

Middle School Winners 



  • 1st Place: New Bridge Middle
  • 2nd Place: Jacksonville Commons Middle
  • 3rd Place: Trexler Middle 

High School Winners 



  • 1st Place: Richlands High
  • 2nd Place: Jacksonville High
  • 3rd Place: Southwest High