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“Battle of the Books” Team Takes 1st in the County Competition

At the end of April 19 elementary schools competed in New Hanover County School’s “Battle of the Books!.” Enthusiastic and ready to  compete against each other Carolina Beach Elementary School’s team took first place! The team was led by Gifted Education Specialist for Carolina Beach Elementary Ms. Katherine Kochakji and consisted seven team members: 5th graders:  Riley Gibson, Sam Hagestrom, Kevin Penn, and Jared Freund.  4th graders:  Harley Preik (captain), Chloe Smith, and Allie South.
Battle of the Books is a voluntary program designed to encourage students to broaden their reading interest with quality literature from a variety of styles and reading levels, and to recognize students who enjoy reading!