The first ever Battle of the Books took place Friday, March 22 in Wyoming County.
Six different teams from five different schools in Wyoming County gathered at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Baileysville, Glen Fork, Mullens Middle, Oceana Middle and Pineville Middle all participated.
Audrey Steele, a sixth grader at Mullens Middle, competed in several rounds of questions about different books she read this school year. Steele said it is a great way to get others excited about reading.
“We’re real excited to do it because all of our teammates are really interested in reading. We were actually able to read books that we got the kids interested in,” Steele said.
Pineville Middle School came in first place. Mullens Middle came in second.