The Piedmont Middle School Battle of the Books team placed second in the county competition on Friday, February 28th, after a close competition. The team of 12 students read from a list of 22 books and answered detailed questions for points. A cumulative score determines the winners. The Battle of the Books program is sponsored by the NC School Library Media Association. In recent years, the PdMS team has traveled to the state competition in Raleigh. The team is coached by Lana Funderburk, media coordinator, and Rochelle Gardner, 6th grade ELA teacher. If students are interested in trying out for the team next year, check out the Battle of the Books 2020-2021 list or visit the media center for more information.