Middle School Battle of the Books Team Wins Big

By LUKE BURTON

Our Middle School OBOB team is going to state. Madalena Larkins, Haladar Wright, Ben Snyder, Coral Anderson, and Cadence Gillespie are going to battle it out against all the other regional winners. The team won the regional battles on March 17th. They competed against 32 other teams and came out on top. The state battle is commencing on April, 7th, 2018, in Salem, Oregon. This is the first time ACA’s Middle School OBOB team has gone to state in three years.

Working since the beginning of the school year, our Middle school OBOB team read sixteen different books preparing for this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books. These books ranged from titles like “The War that Saved My Life” By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, “The Lightning Queen” By Laura Resau, to “Fallout” By Gwenda Bond. To get ready for their upcoming battle they are re-reading their books and going over quiz questions that will prepare them to win.

“At Regionals the team won the chance to go to state and bragging rights. Winning regionals is a very big accomplishment, now they are ready to go on and win state. At State they will win a big trophy for the school and of course even bigger bragging rights.” Says Mrs. Brainerd, the Middle School OBOB coach.

Sources:

Lightning Queen

Diana Brainard, Email, Mar 21

Diana Brainard, Personal Interview, Mar 21

 

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