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posted Mar 9, 2018, 9:55 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 1:23 PM ]

To culminate the week of literacy competitions, middle school readers converged at Shelby middle for the 2018 Middle School Battle of the Books.

Team results are as follows: 

~ 1st Place: Burns Middle 
~ 2nd Place: Crest Middle 
~ 3rd Place: Kings Mountain Middle 

This year, a special award named in honor of Dr. Ruth Pace was given to an individual from each team – selected by peers – to the team member most knowledgeable about all of the books.
The 2018 Dr. Ruth Pace Award winners are: 
  • Savannah McGlothlin of Burns Middle 
  • Colt Goodrum of Crest Middle 
  • Brooke Blanton of Kings Mountain Intermediate 
  • Areli Donu of Kings Mountain Middle 
  • Adrian Martin of Shelby Intermediate

Thanks to the following for helping make the event possible. 
  • Marja Houston – Judge 
  • Shelly Mackall – Judge 
  • Lori Wilbanks – Judge 
  • Traci Proctor – Scorekeeper 
  • Haley England – Scorekeeper 
  • Linda Lockhart – Timekeeper 
  • Morgan Twiggs – Timekeeper 
  • Dr. Ruth Pace – Moderator 
  • Windy Bagwell – Reading of the Rules 
  • Jeremy Shields – Master of Ceremonies 

About Dr. Ruth Pace
Dr. Pace has been working with Battle of the Books in Cleveland County since its introduction to middle schools students in 1992. She has coached teams, moderated many local and regional competitions, and written hundreds of practice questions for every book on the middle and elementary school reading lists.