Edgewood Elementary School in South Eugene is the new state champion for the Oregon Battle of the Books, or OBOB. The team includes two sisters, and their mom is one of the coaches. This is only the third year the reading club has been at Edgewood and the first time they’ve been to state finals.
The competition was held Saturday in Salem. Two other Eugene schools made it to the finals, O’Hara Catholic School and Ridgeline Montessori. Middle and high school students compete in a separate group for their grades. Students read fiction and non-fiction from a selected list of sixteen books.
KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with the Edgewood team Monday morning.
KLCC's Angela Kellner also spoke with Bree Bouse, mother of the two girls on the winning team. She also is co-chair and coach of the Edgewood OBOB team, called The Unknowns.