GCS Honors Battle of the Books Winners

(Last Updated On: April 5, 2017)

Northwest Middle wins regional competition, and will compete for state title in May

NWMS Battle of the Books Regional Champions

Greensboro, N.C. – Twelve teams were recognized for their performance in GCS’ Battle of the Books competition.

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that tests knowledge of students using a “quiz bowl” format.  Students at the elementary level have the option to battle in two categories to see which teams know the most about 12 assigned elementary books or 18 assigned books. Students at the middle school level are assigned 27 books and high school students are assigned 15.

First-place winners are: Sedalia Elementary (12-book), Northern Elementary (18-book), Northwest Middle and The Early College at Guilford.

Second-place winners are: Summerfield Elementary (12-book), Southern Elementary (18-book), Brown Summit Middle and Southwest High.

Third-place winners are: Pilot Elementary (12-book), The Academy at Lincoln (18-book), Kiser Middle and Northern High.

First place winners at the middle school level and 18-book elementary competition move on to the regional competition. Northwest Middle competed last night, and brought home the regional championship, they will compete for the state title on May 5.

Northern Elementary will compete in the 18-book regional competition in May.

About Guilford County Schools – Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at