In one of the closest and most intense Elementary Battle of the Books competitions ever, South Newton defeated North Newton and Shuford with a score of 87 – 80 – 80. North Newton and Shuford tied for second place, only seven points behind South Newton. This year, Battle of the Books team members had to read and answer questions about 18 books. South Newton coaches are: Susanne Cadwallader, Julie Bowman, and Heather Reynolds.
Congratulations to South Newton! They will represent Newton-Conover City Schools in the regional competition later this spring.