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High School Battle of the Books

2023-2024 Chairperson

Rachel McConoughey,
Jennie Hunt, Chair Elect

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Regional Competition Dates

Region 1
April 9th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Perquimans Co. High School
305 S. Edenton Rd. St.
Hertford, NC 27944

Region 2
April 12th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Kinston High School Performing Arts Center
2601 North Queen St.
Kinston, NC 28501

Region 3
April 9th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Hartnett Co. Gentry Educational Development Center
114 Porter Dr.
Erwin, NC 28339

Region 4
March 27, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Southeastern AG Center
1027 US-74 ALT
Lumberton, NC 28358

Region 5
April 6th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Southern Guilford High School Auditorium
5700 Drake Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Region 6
March 28th, 2024 - Time TBA
Unity Training Center
1145 Salisbury Rd.
Statesville, NC 28677

Regions 7 & 8 Combined
March 22nd, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Catawba Valley Community College
2250 HWY 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

HBoB State Competition
April 27th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Minnie Forte Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

NCSLMA began sponsoring HSBOB in 2017-18.  District level competitions will be held each spring with regional and state competitions following.  We are looking for volunteers to organize regional competitions.  If you are interested, please email the HBOB chair at

HBoB State Competition

Congratulations to the top teams of our 2023 HBoB State Competition!

1st Place: Durham School of the Arts

2nd Place: SandHoke Early College

3rd Place: Onslow Early College


2023-2024 Compliance Information

The School-Level BOB Compliance form must be completed and submitted by each school participating in any level of BOB competition each year.  The school media coordinator must join or renew NCSLMA membership BEFORE being allowed to fill out this form.  

The compliance form will appear as an event beginning Nov. 1.  You will need to "register" for the event to answer the compliance questions.  You will not see the compliance form event if you are not a current member and logged in to your account.  The event will remain open until Dec. 1.  Here is a video that will help you find the form.  

After December 1, a new event will open and there will be a $25 late fee associated with this event.  Please spread the word about getting the compliance form completed prior to December 1 to avoid the late fee. 

Questions? Contact your HBOB Regional Coordinator listed below. 

We would like to have one coordinator and two representatives from each region, so please consider joining the committee.

For questions or to join the committee, contact HBOB Chair Rachel McConoughey at

Eligibility Requirements

Committee Members

Rachel McConoughey, Chairperson

Jennie Hunt, Chair Elect

Region 1:  Melissa Haley-Driver, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank; Roberta Heath, Perquimans Co.

Region 2:  Sara Levin, Lenoir Co.

Region 3:  Laurie Thompson, Durham Public; Mary Gray Leonard, Retired; Michell McNeill, Hartnett Co.; Shaunese Coombs, Durham Public

Region 4:  Kristy Sartain, Cumberland Co.

Region 5:  Rachel McConoughey, Guilford Co.; Colleen Pinyan, Guilford Co.; Dee Wotring, Rockingham Co.; Jennie Hunt, Guilford Co.; Elizabeth Covell, Rockingham Co.

Region 6:  Maribeth Brown, Charlotte-Mecklenberg; Katherine Moose, Charlotte-Mecklenberg; Erica Roberson, Lincoln Co.

Region 7:   Cathy Guyer, Catawba Co.

Region 8:  Katie Rogers, Henderson Co.

Region 9 (Independent Schools): Jennifer Johnson, Greenfield School


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