Elementary school students participate in "Battle of the Books" - WNCT

Elementary school students participate in "Battle of the Books" competition

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Elementary students battled it out today.
     
Saint James Methodist Church hosted 10 elementary schools for the Pitt County "Battle of the Books" competition.
     
After months of reading from a list of previously selected books, teams went against each other in a quiz bowl competition.
     
Ridgewood and Elmhurst were tied going into the last round for a nail biter but Elmhurst pulled out the win!

"All the books are award winners so they're great books to read and if we can expose them to that literature in a way that engages them to want to read more that's a great thing," said Tim DeCresie, Organizer with Pitt County Schools.

The battle isn't over.  Other elementary schools will compete Friday and the two best teams go to a "final four" March Madness-like competition Saturday.

Pitt County middle school students also participated last month.  Organizers say they're working to expand the competition to high school students as well.

You can find your school's score here.

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