Students and staff from North Central Middle School and North Central High School recently attended the YallFest Book Festival in Charleston.. This was the 5th annual conference for young adult book authors, which included panel discussions and book signings. The group attended sessions from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. With 63 authors, various book publishers, and 12,000 fans in attendance there was much to see and hear. While in Charleston, the group also went by the Emanuel AME Church and visited the campuses of the Citadel and College of Charleston. Attendees included: (back row) Ross Freeman, Jessica Freeman, Jared Chavez, Hailey Skipper, Laci Jordan, Mari Elizabeth Sowell, Jennifer Gibson, Rachel Bowers, Cynthia Hingle, Samantha Ray, Joanna Norwood, Morgan Hall, Lily Crosby, Bethany Knight, McKenzie Newland, Jada Izzard, Elizabeth Gogo, Elizabeth Freeman. (front row) Cynthia Sparks, Zack McConnell, Robert Hardin, Caroline Dixon, Daisy Novola, Max Bradley, Felicia McGill, Colin Anderson, Olivia Arrington, Laken Gross, Megan Peach, Jennifer Mills, Aleigha Ross, Courtney Spann. Not pictured, Courtney Smith.