Eastern Wayne Elementary wins Region 2 “Elementary Battle of the Books” Competition
For the third year in a row, Eastern Wayne Elementary students won the Region 2 Elementary Battle of the Books competition. The team qualified for the Region 2 Competition after winning the WCPS Elementary Battle of the Books Competition in March. The competition was held in New Bern on May 2.
The Elementary School Battle of the Books is a quiz bowl style competition that encourages reading. Contestants, who are in grades 4-5, must read 18 books chosen by a statewide committee, and the competition tests students’ comprehension of the books. The Eastern Wayne Elementary Battle of the Books team competed against other elementary school teams in Region 2 that also won their district-level competitions.
The Eastern Wayne Elementary Battle of the Books Team consists of Daniel C., Yaritza D., Lauren N., Carolyn P., Ja’Naya R., Onnalee S., and Tamia S. The team is coached by Christie Davis and Sarah Robinson.
“We congratulate Ms. Davis and her team for winning the Region 2 competition for the third straight year,” states Tamara Ishee, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. “This team spent months preparing for the Battle of the Books competitions. Through their hard work and efforts, they were able to defend their title, as well as compete with excellence as they represented their school and the district at the regional competition.”
The Battle of the Books program is coordinated by the Media Center program at participating schools. The regional competition is the highest level of competition in the Elementary Battle of the Books program.