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French International OBOB Teams Represent School at State

French International OBOB Teams Represent School at State

Over the last few months, French International’s Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) teams have been reading, practicing, and competing in tournaments, culminating with an appearance at state for two teams.

French International had an OBOB club for 3-5 graders and 6-8 graders. Both clubs had a school competition, with one team from each club qualifying for regionals.

Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 3-5 team, competed in regionals on March 16. They finished second in the tournament to qualify for state, marking the first time a French International 3-5 team has qualified for state. At the state tournament on April 13, the Raiders of the Lost Ark had a tough first round but worked hard to get as many points as possible. It was a great learning experience for the group who had fun and represented French International on the state level.

The Sauruses qualified for regionals via the French International Middle School tournament. The team was looking to return to state after qualifying last school year. The Sauruses finished fourth at the regional tournament and received a wildcard berth to state. They advanced all the way to the elite eight of the tournament before being eliminated by a team from Corvallis. Congratulations to The Sauruses team on another impressive showing at the state tournament.

OBOB is a statewide reading program and competition. The goal is to broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote teamwork among students. The students have to read 15-20 books, and during the battles, they earn points by answering questions about the books on the list.

French International’s OBOB clubs would not be possible without the support of parent volunteers and Middle School teacher, Jeff Luther. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to this program.

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