The Piedmont Middle Battle of the Books team took first place in the county competition on Friday, March 1. To participate in the NC Battle of the Books program, students read from a list of 27 books selected by a state committee. The competition requires teams to answer detailed questions about the books and score points in rounds. Our team has been phenomenal this year in their efforts, both in reading and after-school practices. Several on the team have been a part of Battle of the Books for three years and traveled to the state competition last year. The students will represent the county in the regional competition on Monday, April 8.