WMS battle of the books team performs well

Mar 24, 2014
Left to right: Davis Crook; Sean Finnegan; Devin Smith; Makenzie Moore; Rose Leek; Victoria Grasty; Annika Mahan; Megan Planchock; Makayla Butler; Olivia Ottinger; Ally Leatherwood

The WMS Battle of the Books team recently competed both locally and regionally. The team won the local battle on Feb. 28th against Bethel Middle and Canton Middle for the opportunity to compete regionally.

On March 19, the team traveled to Buncombe County to compete against 12 other school districts from the western region. While the team fought hard and remained battle ready all day, they placed second in the competition, beat out by Asheville Middle School.

Most of these students read all 27 books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee. The competition itself was a quiz-bowl-style tournament that tested their knowledge on each of the books.  The team was coached by Karen Kreitzburg.