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Hudson Middle School reads to the top

HUDSON, NC (March 10, 2017)…Hudson Middle School Battle of the Books team won first place among eight competing teams of voracious readers in grades 6 through 8 who labored over 27 books in preparation for the annual Caldwell County Middle School Battle of the Books Competition. Collettsville School place 2nd in the competition and the Gamewell Middle School team placed third, with a one-point difference between the ranking.

Hudson Middle School Team Wins Caldwell County Battle of the Books Competition…

Congratulations to Hudson Middle School team members Riley Barr, Sarah Brown, Connor Broyhill, Gracie Chester, Chloe Greene, Hayley Hartley, Evan Lewis, TJ Tramble, and Alissa Taylor, coached by Christinia Davis, Media Coordinator.

“Starting the 2nd 9-week grading period, we met daily in the library for 30 minutes poring over each book and the students would ask, ‘What can I read next,’ as they put forth every effort to do their best,” said Coach Davis. “They really became great competitors when it was critical for the win. Now it’s more reading and getting ready for the next level.”

Middle school students participating in the Battle of the Books program read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

The regional competition, sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association, will be held March 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend and support the Hudson School Middle School Battle of the Books team, Caldwell County’s winning team for 2017.

A Caldwell County Schools Press Release

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The Caldwell County School System is a nationally accredited public school district enrolling nearly 12,000 students in grades PreK-12. It is the largest employer in Caldwell County, employing 1,855 educators and non-certified staff. The district includes six high schools – three traditional high schools, an alternative school, and two innovative high schools located on the community college campus. With 11 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, and four K-8 schools in the scenic areas of Caldwell County, it is the largest provider of educational services in Caldwell County. Additionally, the district operates the Patterson Science Center, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) center for grades K-12 that features an outdoor classroom environment of 1,400 acres. The school district also offers preschool classes at nine elementary schools; a summer program for pre-kindergarten students; and a 5-star before and after care WrapAround Program for students in grades K-8 at 15 different schools.
The Caldwell County School System embraces a diversified student body immersed in a myriad of academic studies from fine arts to engineering to career/technical education through virtual and traditional settings. Students are encouraged to learn, build positive relationships, explore activities that are relevant to their interests, and to put forth their best effort every day as they strive for excellence.