The Swift Creek Middle School Battle of the Books team, coached by Mrs. Kinney, won first place in the County Battle Competition on Friday, March 19th. The competition was held virtually this year. After the final round of regular competition, Swift Creek Middle and Smithfield Middle had a tied score with 76 points each, so the competition had to go to a tiebreaker round! In the tiebreaker round, Swift Creek scored 11 points and Smithfield Middle scored 9 points, making Swift Creek the first place winner! This is the first time Swift Creek Middle has won 1st place in the county Battle of the Books Competition.