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Davidson County Battle of the Books comes to town
By Kelly Bledsoe
The campus of Denton Elementary School was rocking with the sounds of over 200 extra students, their coaches, and parents as Denton Elementary recently hosted the Davidson County Battle of the Books Competition.

Students from all county elementary schools participated this year and Pilot Elementary took home the Davidson County Schools Elementary Battle of the Books championship title.

Congratulations to the Denton Elementary and Silver Valley Elementary Battle of the Books Teams who did a great job representing their schools.
The Silver Valley team included Sarah Smith, Cassandra Shough, Elizabeth Pirtle, Gabriella Allen, Elizabeth Valdez, Savannah Blair, Jentezen Cox, Cletis Hash, and Leah Baker and Kathy Duty were the SV sponsors.

The Denton Elementary team consisted of Ellie Baldwin, Michael Jacob Efird, Kyra Simms, Madison West, Zoe Anderson, Lorelei Elberson, Grace Peterson, Sydney Baker, Sierra Davidson, Sam Parker, Katelynn Madewell, and Ethan Brewer.  Kate Lewis and Susan Warren were the DES Sponsors.

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Students read books and come together usually in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.